LASIK eye surgery has given millions of men and women perfect or near-perfect vision over the last 25 years. Still, misconceptions about LASIK keep many Americans from achieving better eyesight. If you have healthy eyes, a stable prescription and are over the age of 18, you could be the perfect LASIK candidate. Don’t let LASIK myths stop you from the life-changing impact of 20/20 vision.
Some of the most common misunderstandings about LASIK include:
- Laser eye surgery is painful: Before you have LASIK, our eye surgeon will use numbing eye drops to ensure you’re comfortable during the procedure. You’ll feel some pressure, but likely won’t experience any discomfort. Many patients who’ve had LASIK, say they’d do it again in a heartbeat.
- LASIK can only correct minor refractive errors: Advancing laser technologies allow us to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. If you have a high prescription, you’re most likely an ideal candidate.
- Nothing can be done to correct a less than optimal LASIK outcome: A majority of patients achieve 20/20 vision, and some may see at 20/10, but if your results are less than satisfactory, revision surgery is an option—although, we will have to wait until your vision has stabilized. It can take up to six months for your eyes to fully adjust following LASIK.
- You will never need contact lenses or glasses again: As you age, your vision begins to change. Presbyopia is the age-related loss of near vision, which is very common and sets in around the age of 40. LASIK can give you better eyesight but can’t stop the aging process and its effect on your eyes. However, there are options available for presbyopia such as KAMRA Inlay™.
If you’re interested in LASIK vision correction, please contact Foulkes Vision in Lombard today at 630-724-1400 to schedule your consultation. Our experienced eye doctors serve patients throughout the Chicago, Illinois area including Lombard and Downers Grove.