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What You Put in Your Body Affects Your Health Greatly

I have always been one of those people who could eat whatever they wanted and never gain weight, and due to that fact, I never used to put much thought into what I ate. When I started experiencing health problems, my doctor ordered some tests and found that I was experiencing anemia due to an iron-deficient diet. I am grateful I had this "wake up call" before I continued to eat a bad diet for the rest of my life, because I soon also realized my diet was lacking vitamins and minerals. I changed my eating habits and began to feel much better. I began juicing to take advantage of all of the vitamins and minerals in healthy, fresh juice. I have learned a lot about health during my commitment to leading a healthier lifestyle, so I decided to start a blog to share my health advice with the world!

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The need to wear glasses or contact lenses in order to see clearly is something that can become tiresome, especially for those who lead busy or physically active lives. Corrective eye surgery, often called LASIK, is one way in which those who wear glasses or contacts can experience the freedom of leaving those vision aids behind.

But like all surgical procedures, those performed to correct and improve vision are not a one-size-fits-all solution. In fact, each patient should always take time to do their research and make sure they have a clear understanding of the process, as well as realistic expectations for the results they hope to achieve from it. If you are considering any type of corrective surgery on your eyes, here are some important points for you to consider. 

Corrective eye surgery may not completely eliminate the need to wear glasses

Most patients who opt for the laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) procedure are able to successfully stop wearing glasses for normal daily activities immediately after the surgery. It is important, however, for patients to understand that they may need to use glasses to see while driving at night or when reading or doing fine hand work, such as needlepoint or embroidery. This can occur due to the natural aging process and is not a sign that the surgical procedure was unsuccessful. 

There are more than one kind of laser refractive surgery for vision correction

Vision corrective surgeries that use laser refractive procedures include several variations, including:

  • LASIK - laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis 
  • PRK - photorefractive keratectomy 
  • LASEK - laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy

Additionally, there are procedures to implant corrective lenses into the eye and bioptic procedures that combine more than one surgical technique to fit the specific needs of the patient. In order to match the correct technique to the patient, the eye surgical team must first examine the eye and take intricate measurements. 

Physical health conditions can affect the success of the surgery

Some types of health conditions can negatively influence the success of the surgical procedure, as well as the speed and quality of their recovery. Conditions that affect the immune system, such as HIV, lupus, or rheumatoid arthritis can all be problematic. Additionally, health conditions that are known to interfere with healing can create higher risks of infection or cause longer healing times. 

To learn more about corrective eye surgery and get help in deciding if you are a good candidate to have this type of procedure, contact a LASIK surgery center like The Eye Center in your area.