Pros and Cons of Laser Eye Surgery

Posted: Jan 03, 2017 by The Eye Center

If you wear glasses or contact lenses, it’s most likely not by choice, but rather necessity. Most people who wear corrective lenses would agree, it’s not something they are thrilled about. After all, waking up and spending 10 minutes a morning trying to remember where glasses were laid out the night before is no fun at all. Neither is bumping into things thanks to blurry vision that makes the search even more difficult. This routine is one most people with vision problems would like to leave behind them once and for all.

Laser eye surgery offers a different and lasting option for vision correction. For many of our patients, Laser Vision Correction is a life-changing experience. A dramatic improvement in vision takes place painlessly in just a few minutes. Many people wake up the morning after surgery and see the alarm clock clearly for the first time ever.

Is 2017 your year for laser eye surgery? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons to find out why thousands of people each year turn to laser vision correction to end their dependency on prescription lenses.

The Pros

Laser eye surgery procedures, such as LASIK, have come a very long way in recent years. More than 90 percent of patients, in fact, report satisfaction with the results. This outpatient operation seeks to reshape the eye so it focuses more clearly without the need for prescription lenses. Low risk and deemed highly effective, many people attain 20/20 or near to it vision after undergoing Lasik.

The Cons

Eye surgeons cannot guarantee outcomes when Lasik surgery is performed. While most people will experience marked vision improvements, a small percentage of people will still need corrective lenses. Complications are very rare, but may include infections in the eye. Common side effects include dry eye, which can generally be tackled rather easily.

Living with vision problems is no fun at all. Laser eye surgery can make a permanent and effective difference. To learn more about laser eye surgery and to find out if you are a candidate for laser vision correction, contact The Eye Center today.


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