Monday, February 10, 2014

Is LASIK Right for You?

If you're tired of wearing glasses or contacts, LASIK can be the answer you're looking for. However, before you decide to undergo the procedure, make sure you take the following things into consideration: 

Imperfect vision isn't the only qualifier for LASIK. Before you're considered for LASIK, your eye doctor will require you to undergo a number of pre-tests. These tests screen for any underlying problems that may complicate the surgery or prove it impractical. 

Like all surgical procedures, LASIK comes with some risks. However, the advances in the technology have led to improvements in the procedure. In addition, most of the risks associated with LASIK have to do with post-operative care mishaps, so make sure to follow your surgeon's post-care suggestions down to detail. 

Understand that your vision after LASIK may not be a perfect 20/20. However, a lot of patients who underwent the procedure managed to discontinue using eyeglasses and contacts immediately. Thus, at any rate, the surgery is guaranteed to reduce or eliminate the need for corrective eyewear. 

Getting LASIK does not mean you can neglect your eyes. Your eyes will still be subject to changes due to both age and your lifestyle. Taking care of your eyes after LASIK is important to retain benefits for as long as physiologically possible. 

Finally, there are the costs. LASIK isn't the most affordable option for vision correction. However, if the surgery works for you, any costs can easily offset the benefits you gain from it.

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