Laser eye surgery offers many benefits and can dramatically improve your quality of life. Most people achieve a 20/20 vision or better after the surgery. Keep in mind that LASIK results vary from person to person. Some people still need to wear prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses after surgery. But, of course, the prescription level will be much lower than before.
Prescription lenses with anti-reflective coating can be helpful if you have mild residual refractive errors after the surgery. It can help you achieve a sharper vision for specific activities like driving at night. Eyeglasses with photochromic lenses can reduce photophobia if you are sensitive to sunlight after LASIK.
LASIK eye surgery benefits
Kraff Eye Institute’s LASIK is safe and effective for most people. Here are some of the benefits you could get from LASIK eye surgery.
- LASIK is a quick procedure. It only lasts for about five to fifteen minutes for both eyes.
- It can correct most levels of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.
- A single treatment achieves the desired outcome in most cases. Some may need enhancements years after the initial surgery.
- The laser is computer-guided, so it is exact, and the results are very accurate.
- It is a painless surgery. There is no need for any bandages and stitches.
- If your vision changes as you age, your doctor can adjust it.
- It has been around for over twenty-five years, making it a trustworthy procedure. About 96% of patients reach their vision goals after the surgery.
Disadvantages of LASIK surgery
- Results may be different from one patient to another because each one heals differently.
- LASIK could worsen some aspects of your vision. It can cause night vision with glare and halos to some.
- The procedure can cause dry-eye symptoms and make it worse for specific individuals.
LASIK eye surgery risks
- Most insurance companies do not cover LASIK, although some do.
- You may be over-corrected or under-corrected. You cannot undergo any enhancement or change after your initial surgery. Your eyes need to recover well from the first surgery.
- You may still need to wear prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses after surgery to achieve your best vision.
- Results may not be permanent. Some patients experience a regression of their desired treatment effect many years after the surgery. Although it is uncommon, it happens.
- Visual aberrations, especially in low light, can happen. Some people experience anisometropia or difference in refractive power between the two eyes. Others have aniseikonia or difference in image size between the two eyes. Double vision, hazy vision, increased sensitivity to light, glare, and shadows are some of the common aberrations.