March 09, 2010

Lasik Questions and Answers

By Staff in Categories: LASIK

Interesting article


You may have heard the term LASIK surgery for years. You may know people who have had it done and no longer wear glasses or contacts. Still, you may have questions. If you are nervous, as most of us are, about having anything called “surgery” done to your eyes, having questions is a great thing. Here are some of the more common LASIK questions and answers to help dispel your fears or concerns.

Is LASIK safe?

There are inherent risks associated with any surgical procedure. Having said that, be sure you select a highly skilled and experienced LASIK surgeon who will determine whether or not you are a good candidate. The success rate for LASIK surgery performed by experienced eye surgeons is around 95%.

Are there any side effects with LASIK surgery?

There are a few common side effects. They include seeing a starburst effect, a problem with glare or driving at night, and feeling as though something is in your eye. Most of these side effects disappear within a few days or weeks of the initial surgery. One to two percent of LASIK patients may have side effects that are permanent.

Does LASIK surgery hurt?

Most patients report an initial bit of discomfort but basically no pain. This is mostly because so little tissue is affected during the short procedure. Any mild discomfort is easily treated with a standard pain reliever.

What kind of results can I expect after the LASIK procedure?

That question is best left to your LASIK surgeon to answer. He or she will give you a complete and detailed eye exam prior to scheduling your LASIK procedure. Based on your current vision, overall health and post-procedure expectations, they should be able to give you a realistic idea. However, over 50% of LASIK patients have reported 20/20 vision and more than 90% reporting at least 20/40. Keep in mind that, as you age, your eyes will continue to change naturally so you may find yourself needing reading glasses down the road.

How much does LASIK surgery cost?

There is as wide a range in costs as there are in skill levels when it comes to LASIK surgeons around the country. In the Denver, Colorado area, the most respected and highly qualified LASIK surgeons are very reasonable in their pricing and most offer payment plans to help in your budgeting. This is your eyesight we’re talking about. You don’t really think skimping on price for this type of surgery is a good idea, do you?

If you are interested in learning more about LASIK in the Denver, Colorado area, please visit 20/20 Institute today.

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