LASIK Myths vs. LASIK Facts

Get the facts about LASIK

There are a lot of LASIK myths out there, and at times it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. So LASIK MD is here to set the record straight.

Fact is that LASIK is a very safe, quick and painless alternative to wearing glasses or contacts.

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MYTH #1

Recovery from LASIK takes a long time

FACT #1

Most patients notice an immediate improvement in their vision after surgery. The following day, vision is further improved, often dramatically. In most cases, patients can return to work the day after the procedure.

MYTH #2

LASIK doesn't treat astigmatism

FACT #2

LASIK treats astigmatism extremely well. In fact, those who have LASIK to correct astigmatism often have a better quality of vision after surgery than before with glasses or contacts.

MYTH #3

LASIK is still new and there aren't any long term results

FACT #3

Research has shown that LASIK is an effective way to treat common refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, with over 20 years of proven results. During that time, over 35 million procedures have been performed worldwide.

MYTH #4

LASIK patients have trouble with their night vision

FACT #4

In the past, night time vision complaints (glare and halos) were a common side-effect following LASIK surgery. However, the latest advances in Custom Wavefront technology have minimized the risks of developing these side-effects.

MYTH #5

My prescription needs to be stable before having LASIK

FACT #5

Many people believe they are not good candidates for LASIK because their prescriptions may not have stabilized. In fact, past changes in prescription are not a good predictor of future changes and it does not help deliver more predictable or safer results. The best way to determine if you are a candidate for LASIK is to undergo a FREE consultation.

MYTH #6

I'm too old to have LASIK

FACT #6

Over 99% of patients are between 18-70 years of age. There are effective treatments for patients who wear reading glasses, and even people over 70 may be candidates following cataract surgery.

MYTH #7

LASIK is painful

FACT #7

LASIK MD patients say they feel little or no pain and often tell us their worries were unnecessary. That's because we give you eye drops that numb the eye and give you a high degree of comfort.

MYTH #8

LASIK is a luxury I can't afford

FACT #8

LASIK is an investment that can actually save you money. When you factor in what you're already spending on glasses, contacts and solution every year, LASIK is an affordable solution. And remember, at LASIK MD, we offer the lowest prices, guaranteed.

MYTH #9

LASIK is too risky

FACT #9

LASIK is widely regarded as one of the safest elective procedure in modern medicine. It also yields some of the highest levels of patient satisfaction of any procedure according to results of a worldwide study printed in a 2009 issue of Ophthalmology.

MYTH #10

Glasses and contacts are just as good

FACT #10

Think of some of the moments you've missed when you didn't have your corrective lenses on. LASIK can give you clear vision – all the time. Glasses and contacts also don't do a very good job of correcting astigmatism, so those who have LASIK to correct astigmatism often have a better quality of vision after surgery than before with corrective lenses.

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