Unfortunately, as much as we hope and pray for a magic pill or spell that will make us never age, doctors are still working on it. As one of the biggest signs of aging, your vision will start to decline and you will likely start to need a pair of reading glasses to read the labels at the grocery store. Additionally, the lines around your eyes will start to deepen and you may start to understand the true meaning of crows feet. However, Dr. Jeffrey Maehara specializes in several treatment options that can help you to take care of your vision and the wrinkles around your eyes with Lasik and Botox. Read on to learn more.
Put those reading glasses down and get prepared to be able to read those labels and that book in front of you once again with Lasik eye surgery. What is Lasik eye surgery exactly? Lasik eye surgery is a surgery used to help correct your vision and bring it back to 20/20. During this procedure, the doctor will work to reshape your cornea with a small laser which help to get your vision back to perfect— or close to it anyway. By numbing your eye beforehand, you won’t feel a thing during the entire procedure and if you are feeling anxious about being awake during it, you may be able to get a prescription for an anti-anxiety medication to help calm your nerves. Once the surgery is over, you will be required to wear protective sunglasses over your eyes to help shield them from the sun’s rays.
As the most popular way to temporarily get rid of those nasty crows feet that are lingering around your eyes, Botox is a non-invasive injectable. Lasting around 3-6 months on average, Botox works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles around your eyes and causing them to soften which in turn relaxes them and leaves you with the appearance of no fine lines and wrinkles.
With the dual combination of both Lasik eye surgery and Botox, you can help to not only drastically improve your vision but get a younger looking you as well. To learn more about both of these procedures or to schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Jeffrey Maehara’s office today!