Posted on: Mar 7 2012
LASIK, which stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, has become one of the most popular vision correction surgeries in the world, with thousands of procedures performed every year. The numbers, however, don’t paint the whole picture. A surgery’s true measure of success is how many patients are satisfied with their results! The Eye Surgery Education Council (ESEC), a leading provider of eye surgery information, is reporting on just that.
“LASIK vision correction has the highest patient satisfaction rate of any elective surgery,” explains the ESEC, “95.4%, according to a 10-year survey of scientific studies from around the world.” Clearly, this degree of patient satisfaction speaks volumes. Furthermore, the ESEC reports that “In a recent study, about 97% of LASIK surgery patients said they would recommend it to a friend or relative.” While LASIK is not for everyone and there are risks and benefits to consider, these figures certainly speak for themselves.
So, what can LASIK do for you? First, let’s take a look at the procedure itself. LASIK eye surgery improves vision safely and precisely by reshaping the cornea to correct nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. The procedure is tailored to your specific medical needs.
Of course, the goal of every LASIK procedure is 20/20 vision. Looking at one of the most common eye issues, nearsightedness, the ESEC reports that “Studies of mildly or moderately nearsighted patients show that one year after having LASIK surgery: 98% have obtained 20/20 vision.” So, do you think LASIK may be right for you? The only way to find out is to schedule a consultation!
To schedule your LASIK consultation, contact us today. Our offices are located in Winchester, serving Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. Book your appointment at (540) 722-6200. We look forward to working with you.
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