Afraid of LASIK? We know it doesn’t seem quite like a walk in the park, but undergoing this procedure is actually much easier than you think. Below are some of your biggest fears and misconceptions about this surgery—and the accompanying facts that will help you to see LASIK in a new light.
Want to learn more about the myths and facts regarding our PresbyVisionTM procedures for age-related up-close reading vision loss (presbyopia)?
Most of our patients say they feel nothing more than a minor sensation during the procedure, if anything at all. Plus, our surgeons will give you numbing eye drops to ensure that the experience is as painless as possible.
LASIK MD lasers were designed for even the most restless of eyes. Each laser is equipped with a special tracker that follows eye movement to ensure a safe and accurate procedure. It’s all very high-tech.
The recovery period following LASIK is short, so you’ll be back to your normal day-to-day within 24 hours.
LASIK MD surgeons have collectively performed more than 1 million procedures and no one has ever gone blind. Our track record of safety speaks for itself.
The vast majority of complications following LASIK are rare, minor and treatable. In fact, the main side effect you will experience is the feeling of freedom from no longer needing to wear glasses or contacts.
We’re pleased to report that your prescription doesn’t need to be stable in order to get LASIK. So no matter when you decide to get the procedure done, we’re certain that you’ll enjoy the view.
The numbers don’t lie: LASIK has been offered for over 25 years and, since then, 35 million patients (and counting) have enjoyed the benefits of this life-changing procedure! LASIK is a proven and effective way to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
The next time you’re looking for that contact lens you dropped or are using your t-shirt to clean your glasses, consider laser vision correction. LASIK is widely considered to be one of the safest elective procedures in modern medicine. It also yields high levels of patient satisfaction. Isn’t it time you were one of those happy patients?
From early mornings to late nights, you’ll be amazed by just how clear your vision following LASIK. That’s because, unlike with past laser eye surgery technologies, most of our patients report a significant improvement to their eyesight at night. Gone are the days when haloes or glare were a risk associated with older technology. With today’s state-of-the-art laser equipment, your vision clarity at night time is yet another perk of going glasses-free.
Not only do we treat myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism but we can also help those bothered by symptoms of presbyopia, too. So if you wear reading glasses, bifocals or progressive lenses, our PresbyVision™ procedures can help you get rid of them.
Maybe you’ve heard that contact lenses are ultra-safe before, but time and time again, research has shown that long-term use of soft contacts is actually much riskier than LASIK. The potential for infection is high with daily contact lens wear: one person in every 100 contracts a potentially-serious eye infection due to improper cleaning and wearing habits. LASIK, on the other hand, has a lower risk, with only one person out of every 1,500 developing an infection following their procedure—and if such occurs, most can be easily treated.