LASIK is an excellent procedure for vision correction that has been widely available for over a decade. Still, there are some common misconceptions about the procedure that may be preventing you from considering it for your vision needs. In order to help you get the facts straight about LASIK, here is the truth about some of the most widely-accepted LASIK myths:
Any surgeon can perform LASIK: Many people think that the laser does all the work in the LASIK procedure, so the surgeon they choose does not matter. However, LASIK requires extensive training for the surgeon in order to gain the precision and accuracy needed for successful vision correction.
LASIK does not yield permanent results: The outcome of LASIK surgery will vary depending on the disorder being corrected and the degree to which vision needs to be corrected. After the correction takes place, the results will be permanent, but vision can change over time due to age or other factors. Still, vision should not regress to the point where it was before surgery. On average, after LASIK surgery, patients will only need reading glasses to correct normal age-related changes that occur to the vision.
- LASIK surgery requires blade incisions: Although LASIK procedures of the past did require an incision prior to the laser correction, this is no longer the standard for the procedure. Thanks to the latest laser technology available from Newsom Eye, LASIK is performed as a completely bladeless procedure, which results in more consistent and predictable outcomes.
If want to learn more of the facts about LASIK and see how it can change your life, schedule an appointment at Newsom Eye. We continue to invest in the most innovative technologies for laser vision correction so that you can see clearly for life. Take a closer look at what we have to offer by visiting our website or calling us at (888) 380-5289.