If you’re tired of wearing glasses or contacts, laser refractive surgery (LASIK) offers you a real possibility to significantly improve your quality of life and to go about your daily chores without the need for corrective lenses. Whether for aesthetical or medical reasons, LASIK is the current method of choice for refractive eye correction, since it is a highly accurate and painless procedure with long-standing proven results.
Anyone can apply for LASIK but a person’s age, lifestyle and leisure activities, as well as the prescribed correction and cornea thickness, are some of the factors that will determine whether or not this operation is a viable alternative. As it is performed in an outpatient surgery regime, the patient’s admission and discharge are made on the same day, thus allowing for a more personalised postoperative period with lower anxiety rates.
Considered the largest and oldest ophthalmic centre in the Algarve, Clínica Vivina Cabrita has a surgical team specialised in laser surgery and in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of eye diseases. The clinic is equipped with the latest technology and the medical staff is renowned and recognised throughout the world for their expertise in this field of medicine.
It’s estimated that 80% of all causes of visual impairment are preventable or may be treatable and, in Portugal, vision problems affect roughly half the population. The eyes are one of the most important organs we have so, please, take care of yours!