Being free from contact lenses is a relief to anyone with eye problems. Using contact lenses for a long period of time can cause eye complications, but these complications can be minimized thanks to LASIK surgery.
The LASIK procedure uses laser to correct eye vision in patients with astigmatism and other vision complications. After surgery, patients experience clearer vision. They can drive and carry out their daily tasks usually without depending on glasses.
Using contact lenses for long periods of time may cause permanent damage. LASIK can help eliminate the following complications which may arise from wearing contact lenses;
- The risk of bacterial keratitis for people who regularly wear contact lenses.
- The risk of acanthamoeba keratitis.
- The risk of Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC), which is a condition where large bumps grow inside the eyelids.
- Dry eye syndrome
- Contact lenses can deprive the cornea of much-needed oxygen, which increases infection risks that can be sight-threatening.
A recent FDA study established that over 95% of people who underwent LASIK surgery were satisfied with their outcomes. The procedure carries minimum risk and frees you from recurrent eye infections.
In a nutshell, LASIK is a cost-effective solution with minimal risks of infections. Once the procedure is performed, the patient enjoys clear vision without depending on eyeglasses in most cases. It is a one-time surgery that delivers vision correction.
Most patients who've undergone LASIK surgery gain back their desired vision. There is less pain during the surgery, and your vision will be corrected almost immediately.
The procedure reduces dependence on contact lenses or eyeglasses, with many not needing them at all after surgery. The procedure is minimally invasive, and patients can leave the clinic on the same day of the procedure.