Understanding LASIK | Your Top 5 Questions Answered

Posted on: Nov 28 2012

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At first glance, LASIK can seem like a confusing or complicated subject.  As a result, many patients don’t explore their LASIK options, for fear of being misinformed or not understanding the procedure completely.  Because we want all our patients to find out what laser vision correction can do for them, we thought we would take a moment to “de-mystify” LASIK and answer some of the most common questions we’re hearing.  It’s time to set the record straight!
Here is our list of the Top 5 Patient Questions About LASIK:
What is LASIK in a nutshell? The goal of a LASIK procedure is simple: to improve vision and reduce a patient’s dependence on corrective lenses.  The procedure uses special light energy to reshape the cornea, effectively combating the affects of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
Are all LASIK procedures the same? There are several types of LASIK procedures available today – each with their own unique benefits.  Our practice is proud to offer what many are considering the gold standard in modern laser vision correction:  iLASIK™.  Using 3D eye mapping to create a fully-customized treatment plan, iLASIK is completely bladeless and relies on cutting-edge “cool laser” technology to safely reshape the cornea.
Is LASIK painful? While tolerance can sometimes vary, LASIK is generally regarded as a “relatively painless” procedure.  Very often, the only sensation patients report is a slight pressure.  Furthermore, we work to ensure patient comfort by administering numbing eye drops before the procedure.
Are most patients happy with their results? While each patient is different and can expect unique results, LASIK tends to be a highly successful procedure.  In fact, “LASIK vision correction has the highest patient satisfaction rate of any elective surgery,” reports The Eye Surgery Education Council, “95.4%, according to a 10-year survey of scientific studies from around the world.”
How can I find out if LASIK is right for me? In general, LASIK patients tend to be in good health, free of eye conditions such as cataracts, over the age of 21.  But, since there are other factors to consider in determining a good candidate for LASIK, we encourage anyone interested to schedule a consultation and find out what laser vision correction can do for them.
Considering LASIK?  Learn More Today
To learn more about Laser Eye Surgery, contact us today. Together, we can find the best treatment options for you. Our offices are located in Winchester, serving Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. Book your appointment at (540) 722-6200.
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