Myths & facts

Afraid of laser vision correction? 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.

  1. Does the procedure hurt?
  2. Is the recovery period long?
  3. Can I go blind?
  4. Does my prescription need to be stable?
  5. Is LASIK too risky?
  6. Am I the wrong age to undergo a procedure?
  7. Can LASIK only treat one eye condition?
  8. Is the procedure scary?
  9. Are the results of the procedure long-lasting?
  10. Are contact lenses safer than LASIK?

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MYTH #1: THE PROCEDURE WILL HURT.FACT: LASIK IS NOT PAINFUL.

Most of our patients say they feel nothing more than a minor sensation during laser vision correction, if anything at all. The most typical sensation felt is a bit of pressure on the eye and nothing more. We properly prepare you before your procedure by giving you numbing eye drops to ensure that the experience is as painless as possible.

MYTH #2: THE RECOVERY PERIOD IS LONG.FACT: BACK IN ACTION IN 24 HOURS.

The recovery period following LASIK is short, so you’ll be back to your normal day-to-day routine in as little as 24 hours after your procedure. You can then begin to quickly enjoy the benefits of life-changing laser vision correction.

MYTH #3: I CAN GO BLIND.FACT: NO ONE HAS GONE BLIND AFTER A LASIK MD PROCEDURE.

LASIK MD surgeons have collectively performed more than 1 million procedures, with 500,000 of those in Quebec alone, and no one has ever gone blind. Our track record of safety speaks for itself.

MYTH #4: MY PRESCRIPTION NEEDS TO BE STABLE.FACT: STABLE PRESCRIPTION NOT REQUIRED.

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.

MYTH #5: LASIK IS SIMPLY TOO RISKY.FACT: UNQUESTIONABLE SAFETY.

LASIK is widely considered to be one of the safest elective procedures in modern medicine. The recovery period is also smooth – the vast majority of complications are rare, minor, and treatable. The procedure also yields high levels of patient satisfaction. Isn’t it time you were one of those happy patients?

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MYTH #6: I’M TOO YOUNG (OR OLD) TO UNDERGO A PROCEDURE.FACT: WE TREAT PATIENTS AGED 18 TO 75.

We treat patients 18 years of age and older. You don’t have to wait to be of a certain age in order to be considered a candidate for one of our procedures!

MYTH #7: LASIK CAN ONLY TREAT ONE SPECIFIC EYE CONDITION.OUR PROCEDURES CAN TREAT MULTIPLE CONDITIONS (INCLUDING ASTIGMATISM).

Our procedures are designed to treat multiple eye conditions, including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia. For example, if you are myopic with some astigmatism, we can help.

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MYTH #8: THE PROCEDURE IS TOO SCARY TO UNDERGO.FACT: WE TAKE YOUR COMFORT VERY SERIOUSLY.

Our mission is to ensure that your time with us is as comfortable and easy as possible from start to finish. From the moment you step into a LASIK MD clinic, we make it our mission to answer all of your questions, walk you through your options and work to ensure that any fears or doubts you may have are addressed.

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MYTH #9: THE RESULTS OF THE PROCEDURE DON’T LAST LONG.FACT: OUR PROCEDURES ARE DESIGNED TO DELIVER LONG-LASTING RESULTS.

Our procedures are designed to treat common eye conditions in a long-lasting manner, ensuring that you can enjoy the benefits of laser vision correction for a prolonged period of time. LASIK has been performed for over three decades and countless patients have been happy with their long-term visual outcomes.

MYTH #10: CONTACT LENSES ARE MUCH SAFER THAN LASIK.FACT: YOUR SAFEST BET? LET GO OF THE LENSES.

Maybe you’ve heard that contact lenses are ultra-safe, 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.

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