Is LASIK surgery a good investment?
LASIK is an investment in your vision. Based on patient experience, it’s also an experience that adds valued benefits and satisfaction to a person’s life. Having LASIK eye surgery is a better solution for many people that have nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism than other visual aids.
Why is LASIK so popular?
Other apparent reasons for its popularity are the desire of people to see clearly without the need of relying on glasses or contact lenses. Despite LASIK’s’s safety and high success rate, the experienced LASIK surgeons at North Shore Eye Care cannot emphasize the importance of going to a highly trained surgeon.
What percentage of LASIK is successful?
In general, the success rate of LASIK is exceptionally high, especially for an elective surgery. Success is typically defined by quality of vision and patient satisfaction. LASIK weighs in at 96% satisfaction, according to the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Is LASIK always successful?
The latest research reports 99 percent of patients achieve better than 20/40 vision and more than 90 percent achieve 20/20 or better. In addition, LASIK has an unprecedented 96 percent patient satisfaction rate – the highest of any elective procedure.
Does LASIK pay for itself?
Many people who have had a LASIK procedure agree that it’s well worth the cost. Over time, a LASIK procedure will pay for itself, especially if you typically wear high quality contact lenses.
Do people like LASIK?
Most people who have this surgery end up with 20/20 vision, and the vast majority — more than 95% — say they’re happy with the results. Yet side effects like glare and halos are common after LASIK. And rarely, people have even lost vision or had long-term pain or other problems.
How would you explain LASIK to a patient?
LASIK is eye surgery that permanently changes the shape of the cornea (the clear covering on the front of the eye). It is done to improve vision and reduce a person’s need for glasses or contact lenses.
Can I go blind from LASIK?
LASIK surgery itself does not cause blindness, and most cases of LASIK complications are avoidable by following aftercare procedures set forth by your surgeon. If you notice anything out of the ordinary or anything alarming after your LASIK surgery, contact an ophthalmologist immediately.
Can LASIK fail?
While most patients received much-needed relief, some ran into trouble. At the end of the 90s, the rate of procedures where LASIK went wrong was approximately 5%. Today, thanks to better machinery and surgical practices, that rate is less than 1%. Still, 1% can sound like a small number until it applies to you.
Is LASIK 100% safe?
Femto Lasik is a 100% Bladefree approved using ultra high precision femto second Laser for safety & accuracy of the whole treatment. By eliminating the handheld microkeratome blade method used in traditional Lasik for corneal flap creation, there’s higher level of safety & accuracy in laser procedure.