LASIK is refractive eye surgery that helps people who wear corrective glasses and lenses achieve 20/20 vision or better. It first gained FDA approval in 1996. Over the years, LASIK has become more advanced. Today, LASIK uses blade-free devices. It maintains a high satisfaction and low complication rate in patients. LASIK is a leading choice of corrective eye surgery that provides permanent results.
Below are the top 5 reasons why patients have LASIK surgery.
Freedom and Convenience
Temporary corrections for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism usually involve wearing prescription glasses and contact lenses. Both, while helpful in improving vision problems, can inconvenience the wearer. When traveling, glasses and contacts can easily be lost, contact lenses can rip or fall out, and glasses can break. When swimming, most eyeglasses wearers find themselves with blurry vision during the activity, which could become a safety hazard. When wearing a mask, which has now become the norm, there has not been an effective solution for fogging, which can also be hazardous to safety.
Those who opt for contact lenses are not completely free from inconvenience either, knowing that they are not recommended to be worn while swimming, sleeping, or anywhere where you don’t have access to a bathroom. Doing so could prove to be dangerous. The dramatic results from LASIK surgery can set a person free from needing and worrying about eyeglasses and contact lenses.
Say Goodbye To Contact Lens Related Discomfort
Contact lenses can cause eye irritation and are not comfortable for those with dry eyes. They are also not designed for extended wear as they can block oxygen from your eyes. They can also be drying, despite claims of hydration or moisture. If you don’t already have dry eyes, contact lenses can dry them out. Moreover, makeup and rubbing your eyes can cause eye irritation more easily with contact lenses. There is also a risk of damaging your eyes with misuse of contact lenses.
Stop Spending on a New Prescription Each Year
Ideally, you would maintain your prescription for the rest of your life. That can come out to cost savings. However, the reality is that prescriptions tend to increase every year, necessitating a change in lenses. This goes for a complete change of contact lenses, as well, which are not cheap. If you are concerned about the cost of LASIK eye surgery, it can easily be compared to the cost associated with changing prescriptions, regular purchases of contacts, glasses, eye drops, and contact lens solution.
See Quick Results
LASIK surgery produces immediate results compared to other types of eye surgery. The surgery itself takes as little as 15 minutes, depending on how much vision correction is needed. Patients see an improvement the same day.
Pain is not commonly associated with LASIK eye surgery. During the procedure, the eye doctor uses anesthetizing eye drops, which means you will be numbed from the pain. You may feel slight discomfort, but it should not cause pain. Even post-operative pain is extremely rare.
LASIK eye surgery is nothing short of life-changing for anyone with a lifetime of vision problems. If you want freedom from glasses and contact lenses, and want to find out if you are eligible for the procedure, consult with an eye specialist that specializes in the procedure.
LASIK Eye Surgery in Miami, Florida
The Laser Center of Coral Gables specializes in LASIK surgeries. We have a high success rate for this highly advanced procedure. Our laser surgeons are board-certified refractive surgeons and have been performing corrective eye surgery since 1996. Dr. Alberto Aran, Medical Director, for the Laser Center of Coral Gables has been performing LASIK surgery since 1996 and performed over 15,000 LASIK procedures. The Laser Center of Coral Gables prides itself on the extensive experience of their surgeons and their state of the art technology. We will let you know your treatment options and offer you flexible payment options. To make an appointment with a Miami LASIK surgeon, call (305)-461-0003 or use our online request form. We look forward to helping you see better!