Myths & facts
Don’t fall for the misconceptions regarding LASIK. Below, we separate fact from fiction by debunking some of the biggest myths about LASIK.
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Does the procedure hurt?
Is the recovery period long?
Can I go blind?
Does my prescription need to be stable?
Is LASIK too risky?
Am I the wrong age to undergo a procedure?
Can LASIK only treat one eye condition?
Is the procedure scary?
Are the results of the procedure long-lasting?
Are contact lenses safer than LASIK?
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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.
The recovery period for most people following LASIK is short. Most of our patients are back to their normal day to day routine 24 hours after their procedure.
LASIK MD surgeons have collectively performed more than 2 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.
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.
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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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!
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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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. We’ve also developed enhanced safety protocols to ensure the highest level of safety when you visit us.
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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.
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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