Top 3 LASIK Myths Debunked

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Monday, September 15th, 2014

A lot of people suffer from poor vision. As a solution to this, they would have to deal with corrective glasses and contact lenses. Of course, seeing the world without anything obstructing the view or having to wear contact lenses is a whole lot better. It is a good thing laser eye surgery, or LASIK as more popularly known, is available for those who want to correct their vision permanently.

With a lot of affected people still left untreated, quite a number of them believe in pure LASIK myths. We have debunked the top 3 LASIK myths for you.

Myth: LASIK is not surgery.

Many people believe that LASIK, since it utilizes laser technology and does not require cuts and incisions, is not a real surgery. However, LASIK is considered surgery by most eye doctors. As with any other procedure, it also comes with risks.

Myth: Long-term side effects from LASIK are still undiscovered.

A lot of people think that laser as a vision correction method is a new treatment, which means that long-term side effects are still unknown. Contrary to this belief, LASIK has actually been around in the US since the early 1980s and was widely practiced during the mid-1990s. Up to the time of this writing, the treatment has not posed any long-term side effects to patients treated.

Myth: LASIK can end one’s need for prescription glasses forever.

While LASIK has been popular because of the successful results it brings to patients, an individual’s degree of improvement only depends on himself. The results will depend on how well the patient heals and how severe his original prescription was. Moreover, as people age, the need for reading glasses is quite probable.

LASIK in Phoenix

Get rid of your glasses and contact lenses. Learn more about laser eye surgery by calling us today at 602-258-4321 to book an appointment with one of our eye experts here at Cornea & Cataract Consultants of Arizona.


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