LASIK EYE SURGERY: IS IT REALLY WORTH IT?
Over 90 percent of people who underwent Lasik have achieved impressive levels between 20/20 and 20/40 vision. That is, without the aid of contact lenses or glasses. Moreover, patient satisfaction to laser eye surgery is at 92 to 98 percent. This surgical procedure is highly effective- but is it for you?
According to the U.S. FDA, a potential Lasik patient “should carefully weigh the risks and benefits” associated with the surgery. To do that, foremost, you must know a about the procedure. Lasik is a refractive surgery intended to remedy astigmatism, myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness). Utilizing laser or microkeratom, Lasik Eye Surgery aims to improve visual sharpness by reshaping the eye’s cornea. In more practical terms, the surgery seeks to permanently improve your eyesight without needing eyeglasses and contact lenses. As to whether you are suitable to have Lasik, you need to be examined first by a capable ophthalmologist.
Lasik is a highly safe procedure and has extremely rare complications. However, like any surgery, side-effects and complications are still possible so you should bear that in mind. After surgery, it may take 3 to 6 months before you start noticing significant improvements and before your vision stabilizes completely.
If you are interested in Lasik surgeries, visit us at Fillmore Eye Clinic in Alamogordo, NM, or schedule a consultation by calling us at 1-800-323-4764.