What are the Pros and Cons of Lasik Eye Surgery?

Lasik surgery has been garnering a lot of attention since the late 90s. But is it too good to be true, and is Lasik the right type of eye surgery for you? Finding out the pros and cons behind Lasik will help you decide on whether it’s right for you, or whether other types of treatment may be preferable.

Cons

1. Technical difficulties

Because Lasik surgery is technologically advanced, some difficulties may arise during surgery. This can occur through many factors, including the attitude of the doctor handling the surgery, the type of equipment chosen for the operation, among others.

2. Loss of “best” vision

“Best” vision is the vision you have when you’re wearing your contacts or glasses. Undergoing corrective Lasik surgery may make you lose this, although your vision will definitely be corrected and you won’t necessarily have to wear glasses or contacts afterward anymore.

3. Post-surgery discomfort

Some patients experience discomfort 24 to 48 hours after the surgery. This is even though Lasik doesn’t have bandages or stitches post-surgery.

Pros

1. Corrected vision

Most patients who undergo Lasik surgery report to have their vision completely corrected. Although some patients still require the assistance of contacts and glasses, most won’t need them after having undergone the procedure.

2. No bandages needed

Unlike traditional eye surgery, Lasik doesn’t leave stitches or require bandages after surgery. This avoids the depletion of the patient’s self-esteem and improves their confidence in themselves post-surgery.

3. Can be corrected even as you age

One of the best things about Lasik is that you can still have your vision corrected as you age. This is in case any adjustments need to be made due to changing vision. For example, if your view begins to get blurry again due to aging, you may undergo Lasik again.

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