What’s your LASIK fear factor? If you’re afraid of the LASIK procedure, you probably don’t know enough about it. Approximately 8 million Americans have undergone the LASIK procedure to permanently correct common vision problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. In many cases, LASIK can even restore 20/20 vision, yet millions of Americans are still choosing to rely on glasses and contacts instead!
Below are the 3 most common fears that people have about LASIK:
- Being awake during surgery
Yes, you are awake for the procedure, but you will not feel any pain! Numbing eye drops are used to mask the pain, so the most you may feel is minimal discomfort, such as eye pressure. Just ask anyone who has had LASIK. The procedure itself is less than 15 minutes, but the results are long lasting – so worth it! It’s over before you know it, and the results are almost immediate.
- The cost of LASIK
At a first glance, LASIK may look expensive and even unaffordable, but compared to the cost of glasses and contact lenses over a lifetime, you actually save with LASIK! Contact lenses can be expensive, and depending on factors such as your age and the type of lens you require, the costs can add up. See for yourself using this cost calculator, the results may surprise you!
- LASIK complications
Like any surgery, LASIK does come with some risk of complications. However, with an experienced LASIK surgeon and the best technology, the risk of complication is greatly reduced. Remember that everyone’s eyes are unique, and will respond differently to the procedure. Your LASIK surgeon will discuss the risks as well as what you can expect from the surgery in a consultation.
Associates in Ophthalmology
Think you’re ready to take the first step towards LASIK? Contact us today to schedule your free LASIK consultation at Associates in Ophthalmology. Board certified LASIK surgeon Dr. Miller has performed thousands of highly successful surgeries, and will gladly address any questions or concerns that you may have.