Most of the people wearing glasses or contact lenses will have surely thought about LASIK surgery at least once. So here’s a post to remove all those doubts and fears from your mind. This post gives a clear comparison between LASIK vs Contacts and Glasses.
LASIK VS CONTACTS
“What? Do you want to have LASIK surgery? That’ll cost us a fortune!” This is the first thing you hear when you decide to get an eye correction surgery. Fortunately, they are wrong. A LASIK surgery may seem expensive at first, but it is a lot lesser than the amount you spend on glasses in your lifetime.
Ok, cost barrier put down. What about safety?
As long as you get it done by a qualified LASIK provider, you have no worries. Safer than lenses which cause redness and irritation when you forget to remove them before the stipulated time.
And we guarantee you an awesome change in your lifestyle. How so, you may ask. A lot of things may seem difficult with specs or lenses. You may be unable to play sports with your glasses on, and you may not be able to do things like scuba diving with normal lenses. After LASIK you have absolutely nothing to restrict you from these wonderful adventures of life.
Comfort is the best part of LASIK! No more persistent irritation on your ears your specs are likely to give you. No more reminder setting to remove lenses. And no fear of losing them! How good is that? We can sense your shoulder slouching after the removal of this great burden.
LASIK MYTH VS FACT
Myth: I’m too old for LASIK.
Fact: There is no age restriction when it comes to LASIK. But most surgeons recommend waiting until 18 years of age for the treatment. There is no upper limit on the age.
Myth: LASIK is still a relatively new surgery so long-term side effects haven’t really been evaluated.
Fact: LASIK has been in use for more than 25 years with a high success rate. With very few complications, LASIK is the most popular refractive surgery today.
Myth: LASIK is painful eye surgery.
Fact: LASIK is a quick and pain-free treatment. Numbing drops are given before the treatment to remove the element of discomfort. Many patients are surprised at how quick the procedure actually is.
Myth: LASIK is for nearsighted patients only.
Fact: When LASIK was first introduced it only served as a treatment for nearsightedness, but much has changed since then. LASIK can correct multiple refractive errors in addition to nearsightedness, farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. Traditional LASIK cannot address the root cause of presbyopia (age-related farsightedness), but there are alternative treatments like monovision, blended vision and multifocal LASIK that can.
Myth: Permanent blindness is a potential LASIK complication.
Fact: There isn’t a single recorded case of such blindness after undergoing LASIK surgery
Myth: LASIK is not affordable for most people.
Fact: The cost of getting a LASIK treatment has decreased remarkably over the years, with the advancement of technology. Plus, there is the option of vision insurance coverage to make LASIK an affordable choice.
Myth: The effects of LASIK surgery only last a few years.
Fact: In the majority of the cases, LASIK provides the permanent refractive correction. Regression is very rare.
Myth: It takes a long time to recover from LASIK surgery.
Fact: Improved vision and recovery are expected within 24 hours after the LASIK treatment.