Have you had enough of blurry vision? Glasses or contacts driving you crazy? If LASIK has been on your radar but you’re hoping to take a more educated approach, look no further! At Malik Eye Care, we understand that clear vision is crucial to living a happy and fulfilling life. We’ve gathered 5 important facts about LASIK to help guide you in making this important decision!
1. LASIK is not painful
Your provider will administer numbing drops prior to the procedure, so during the actual surgery you will only experience mild discomfort. Most patients actually say they experienced no pain whatsoever! After the procedure, you may encounter some symptoms such as dry eye or redness, but this is extremely common.
2. The actual procedure takes less than 10 minutes
LASIK, although a surgery, may be the quickest out there. The entirety of the procedure takes less than 10 minutes per eye. Depending on your prescription, the actual laser use typically ends up lasting less than 1 minute.
3. Recovery time is extremely short
While it is important to rest your eyes after the procedure, recovery time is rapid. Most LASIK recipients are able to drive and return to work the day after the surgery. As mentioned above, there can be some side effects such as dry eye or redness, but this is nothing to be concerned about. Your doctor will schedule post-op appointments to ensure that everything is improving.
4. LASIK corrects more than nearsightedness
The procedure not only fixes issues with nearsightedness, but can also correct farsightedness and astigmatism. The severity of your refractive errors can play a role in how effective the LASIK treatment is, in addition to other factors such as age. Want to see if you’re a candidate for LASIK? Take our LASIK Self-Test now to find out!
5. Surgery could save you money long-term
While it’s easy to consider glasses and contacts as relatively cheap options for clear vision, it’s crucial to remember that even small costs add up. If you get a new prescription for your glasses every year or two at $200 each for the next 20 years, that’s already $4,000 put into a temporary fix. Think of what a lifetime of this could look like, in addition to all the other extra costs that come with glasses or contacts. LASIK is truly an investment in your vision.
LASIK is an extremely safe and effective procedure that more and more patients are opting for to correct blurry vision and refractive errors. For additional information on the benefits of LASIK, contact us at Malik Eye Care today!