If you wear glasses or contacts, you know that they can be a hassle. The thought of getting LASIK probably crosses your mind frequently, like when you forget to pack contact lens solution on a trip or you misplace your frames.
LASIK is an extremely safe procedure. Side effects are relatively minor and generally subside within a few months. Serious surgical complications almost never occur. This is one of the primary reasons why LASIK enjoys one of the highest satisfaction rates of any surgical procedure.
View our infographic below to learn more about LASIK side effects. Dr. Foulkes will discuss any potential risks and side effects with you in greater detail during your free LASIK consultation.
LASIK can provide important benefits that will dramatically improve the quality of your life. However, there are some situations where you will need to delay the timing of your procedure due to other life events. The most common example of this situation involves women who are pregnant.
One of the most important aspects of the LASIK procedure involves the creation of a corneal flap. This flap is made along the surface of your cornea, and it provides the laser with access to the underlying corneal tissue which needs to be reshaped. After the procedure, the corneal flap is replaced and will gradually seal as your eyes heal.