Success Rate of LASIK
The LASIK eye surgery industry has grown so much, thanks to the technological advancement in the medical industry. In United States alone about 600,000 laser eye surgeries are done yearly with a success rate of LASIK close to 90%. The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery reported that 96% of LASIK patients attain 20/20 vision or better. However, after LASIK eye surgery you may still need reading glasses when you are between 40-50 years of age due to age-related loss of vision.
Pros of LASIK
- Better Vision – A majority of patients regain their vision immediately after LASIK surgery. When the cornea is completely healed, the patients often attain the good vision they had before they began using glasses. What you get after LASIK eye surgery is a feeling of freedom!
- Improves Self-Image – Most patients do not feel better about themselves held captive by contact lenses and glasses. Other people may also feel they’re hiding something by wearing glasses. But, LASIK eye surgery helps them regain their freedom to manage their natural appearance thus improving their self-esteem.
- Healthy Eyes – Using contact lenses for a prolonged period of time may cause severe complications to the eye. First, these contact lenses inhibit the supply of oxygen to the cornea. When using these lenses the ability of the tear film to remove toxins and bacteria from the eye naturally is inhibited potentially leading to various eye complications. By removing the reliance on contact lenses, LASIK resolves these problems and ensures a healthy, happier eye.
Cons of LASIK
- Vision Hitches at Night- After a LASIK procedure, the patient may experience vision problems at night especially sensitivity to bright light. However, these conditions subside within a short time and are rare.
Generally, laser eye surgery is a very effective procedure to help patients to regain vision without the use of glasses. With a permanent eye makeover, myopia and hyperopia can be safely treated giving you the freedom from potentially unhealthy contact lenses or heavy glasses. However, the success of LASIK procedures largely depend on the expertise and experience of the eye surgeon. Consult widely before settling for this procedure at any clinic. To see if you could benefit from LASIK eye surgery to improve your vision or for more information on our services or how we can help, contact us today.