Our eyesight is one of our most valuable assets, so it’s only natural that some LASIK patients would feel apprehensive or nervous about undergoing surgery. But the fact is, LASIK eye surgery is an extremely safe procedure that has helped millions of individuals enjoy crisper and clearer vision. As with any surgical procedure, there are risks with LASIK, but thanks to advancements in laser technology, the procedure has a high success rate.
Los Angeles LASIK surgeon Dr. Linda Vu believes everyone deserves to have clear eyesight and peace of mind when undergoing laser vision correction. In this blog post, she discusses four reasons not to be afraid of LASIK.
LASIK is not for everyone. Before recommending LASIK, your surgeon will evaluate your eye health and eyes to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. Risk factors that may disqualify you from LASIK (e.g., severe dry eye, thin corneas) are detected using advanced diagnostic tools. If your surgeon determines that you are not a candidate for LASIK, they can recommend an alternative laser vision correction procedure.
When you think of LASIK, what comes to mind? Do you envision a long and painful procedure? If you do, you’re not the only one. But many patients are happily surprised to find out that LASIK actually involves little-to-no pain and discomfort during the procedure. Prior to surgery, special numbing eye drops will be used to keep your eyes comfortable while being treated. The procedure itself takes less than 30 minutes to complete.
There is no need to worry about a long or painful recovery with LASIK. Minor side effects like dry eye and blurry vision are temporary and should subside after a few days. Most patients are able to return to work the day after surgery. In addition, the majority of patients notice an improvement in their vision one day after having LASIK.
High Patient Satisfaction Rate
According to a study published in the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, LASIK has a 96 percent patient satisfaction rate, the highest of any elective procedure.
Trust Your Eyesight to Dr. Linda Vu
The best way to ensure a successful procedure is by working with a qualified LASIK surgeon, like Linda Vision’s Dr. Vu. With years of experience, Dr. Vu performs LASIK and other laser vision correction procedures safely and consistently delivers excellent visual outcomes. To learn if LASIK surgery with Dr. Vu is right for you, schedule a consultation. You can contact our Los Angeles vision practice by calling (626) 382-2020 or sending us an email today.