LASIK eye surgery is more common and affordable than it was years ago. Many people are interested, but some are put off by the myths spread about this procedure. There are several things you should know before deciding if laser surgery is the best treatment option for you.
- Myth: Anyone Can Get LASIK Eye Surgery
LASIK isn’t for everyone. It is not recommended for patients with irregular or thin corneas as well as those with eye viruses or diseases. Other conditions like autoimmune disease or poor health can increase risks.
- Myth: You Will Never Need Glasses or Contacts Ever Again
Everyone’s vision changes over time. Eventually, you may need glasses for reading or driving at night. Patients should continue having regular eye exams after LASIK to monitor health and eyesight.
- Myth: LASIK Surgery Is Very Painful
Most patients feels nothing during LASIK. Your doctor will apply numbing drops beforehand. You may notice a gritty sensation in your eyes a few hours after the surgery. Most patients experience minimal discomfort that is managed with ibuprofen or aspirin.
Is LASIK Eye Surgery a Good Choice for Me?
To learn more about LASIK eye surgery or to find out if you’re a candidate, contact Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey to schedule an appointment with one of their highly specialized ophthalmologists. A professional can examine your eyes and recommend the best option to correct your vision.