Misconception One – My eyesight is too bad for LASIK eye surgery
There are limits to any technology but when it comes to LASIK eye surgery if your are already wearing glasses or contacts to correct your vision then chances are that LASIK will be able to help you. LASIK technology continues to improve and with each advancement in technology the number of people who can benefit also grows.
Misconception Two – I can’t get LASIK because I have astigmatism
This is one of the biggest misconceptions regarding LASIK and is entirely false. LASIK surgery can help nearsightedness, farsightedness and people who have astigmatism.
Misconception Three – I’m too young or old for LASIK surgery
To determine whether or not you are a candidate for LASIK does not depend on your age. All that matters is that your eyes are stable and not changing. There is no upper or lower age limit for LASIK.
Misconception Four – I’ll have to wear glasses after LASIK anyways
A majority of people who have LASIK surgery do not need to wear any prescription glasses after the procedure.
Misconception Five – I can’t risk LASIK, my job depends on my eyesight
LASIK surgery has been approved for pilots, firefighters, and astronauts, all of which rely on their eyesight to perform their job. These professions have found that glasses can be broken and contacts lost so surgically corrected eyesight is a much safer alternative.
Misconception Six – I was told I am not a candidate for LASIK
Even if you were told many years ago you were not a candidate for LASIK it is very likely that you are now. The technology continues to improve and with the new advances we have today you most likely are a candidate with today’s technology.
So, no matter what you’ve thought or heard in the past it may be time to give LASIK surgery another look and see that the common misconceptions of LASIK eye surgery no longer apply to you.
The doctors at Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey are certified experts in the realm of LASIK eye surgery and have been so for over 30 years.
Serving the Metro Detroit area, Eye Michigan are the doctors to call when it’s time for your LASIK eye surgery.