If you look at the statistics from the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery, you will find that only 5% of all people who have undergone LASIK eye surgery are dissatisfied with the results. This seems pretty good to me, especially after wearing glasses and contact lenses for the past 35 years.
I have often thought about LASIK eye surgery and as I get older and the technology improves, LASIK is looking more and more attractive. The idea of giving up contact lenses or glasses is extremely attractive, especially since they can become a hindrance in some situations, such as sports and swimming. I can imagine waking up in the morning, opening my eyes and seeing more than a meter in front of me. In the past, LASIK eye surgery was less reliable and more expensive, but now it seems the time has come.
What needs to be considered are the pros and cons of LASIK, as well as the cost of eye surgery?
The obvious advantage is that you will have perfect vision, perhaps for the first time in your life. You no longer need to rely on contact lenses and glasses to see. Another advantage is that LASIK surgery is painless and heals quickly in most cases. The risk of LASIK infection is also very low since the surgery is done with a laser, especially if you have LASIK without an IntraLase blade.
Although there are some drawbacks, if you are one of the 5% who are dissatisfied with their LASIK surgery, the drawbacks will be enormous. Although most people recover quickly from LASIK surgery, some heal more slowly than others. You may need to wait several months before your vision is completely perfect. The only downside is that you may need patience before your vision is completely corrected. These complications can range from halo problems and blindness to night vision and visual impairment after surgery. In most cases, these complications go away on their own, but some may require additional surgery. And for very few homeless, LASIK eye surgery can actually damage vision and cannot be corrected.
When you look at the prices for LASIK surgeries, you will find that they differ from doctor to doctor and clinic to clinic. This is why it makes sense to take a closer look at various doctors and know their appointments. Although the prices may be the same, you can save several hundred dollars by shopping. Also, don’t believe the super cheap LASIK ads, in most cases these prices are not all inclusive and you end up paying a lot more. The typical “average” price for LASIK eye surgery is around $ 1,500 per eye.
Finally, you will find that LASIK eye surgery is generally not covered by insurance because it is considered cosmetic surgery. However, you can get a discount at a laser eye surgery center, so don’t be afraid to ask during your consultation.