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5 Common Myths of LASIK Surgery

LASIK is often the focus of much media attention. As a result, there are a lot of myths and mistruths surrounding the procedure. In an attempt to clear some of these up, here are a few facts about laser eye surgery.

A few common myths about LASIK today:

  1. LASIK is a high-risk procedure. As with any surgery, there are some risks associated with LASIK. However, the risk of a vision-reducing complication is extremely low.
  2. Choosing the right LASIK surgeon is not that important. When it comes to LASIK, your number one concern should be the level of experience and care of your surgeon.
  3. Everyone is a good candidate for LASIK. All LASIK candidates receive a thorough screening prior the procedure, and a reputable provider will reject anyone not eligible for the surgery.
  4. · LASIK seems like it would be painful. Pain is often mistakenly associated with the procedure. Numbing eye drops are administered to the patient before surgery. This is intended to keep the patient comfortable and relaxed throughout.
  5. · All patients have serious “glare and halos” following the surgery. Under the care of an experienced surgeon, and when proper LASIK procedures are adhered to, it is uncommon for patients to experience significant glare and halos following the surgery.

Learn More About LASIK Surgery

Now that we’ve cleared up a few myths of LASIK, contact us for more information, and find out whether you’re a candidate for the procedure. LASIK eye surgery could be the right answer for you. Our offices are located in Winchester, VA, and we can be reached at (540) 722-6200.  Call today to make an appointment.

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