I’m Considering LASIK, What Are The Pros And Cons?

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on April 10, 2018

lasik eye surgery pros and consLasik eye surgery is a big decision, but it can also be an exciting one. After all, in as little as one appointment you’ll no longer have to worry about the morning hunt for your specks or your glasses fogging in the winter after you enter a building.

But before you make the big vision correction leap, you may have a few questions you’d like to be answered. For instance, what are the Lasik eye surgery pros and cons?

Consider the following Lasik eye surgery pros and cons to determine whether Lasik is truly the right vision correction option for you.

Lasik Eye Surgery Cons

Lasik may be a simple and painless procedure, but it’s still a procedure. That being said like any procedure Lasik comes with its own risks.

Once your cornea has been reshaped by your physician, the effects are permanent. It’s for this reason that it’s essential to choose an eye surgeon who has the professional experience to give you the results you want.

Another potential con of Lasik eye surgery is that the procedure may sometimes only be as good as your eyes. Therefore, a year after the procedure you may experience a loss of your more advanced vision. However, it’s worth saying that despite this potential loss you will still see far better than you did prior to the procedure.

Lasik Eye Surgery Benefits

Approximately 596,000 Lasik surgeries were performed in the U.S. in 2015 alone. The popularity of the procedure is understandable.

As many as 95% of those who chose to undergo Lasik eye surgery was able to achieve a visual acuity of 20/40. However, in some cases, patients were able to achieve a visual acuity as high as 20/20.

The results of Lasik are long-lasting and go into effect in as few as 24 hours. Even as age and illness begin to affect your vision, your vision will continue to be a significantly improved version of what it was prior to the procedure.

When you’re considering your vision correction options it’s important to have not only the right procedure in mind for you but also the right physician. Missouri Eye Institute has the professional experience to ensure your laser eye surgery goes as well as possible. For more information on types of eye surgery and how you can benefit from Lasik, contact Missouri Eye Institute today.


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