There are several surgical procedures for correcting common vision problems, but LASIK is one of the most reliable refractive surgery treatment available today.
Particularly, LASIK is used for treating common eye conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. The underlying idea is to reduce or eliminate a patient’s dependence on prescription eyeglasses and/or contact lenses.
Though there are different types of LASIK treatment, in this post, we will be focusing on why LASIK is the best surgical procedure for correcting common vision problems.
Let’s look at some of these reasons:
LASIK Guarantees Improved Vision, In Most Cases
Over the years, LASIK has become the most popular refractive surgery for those seeking corrections for specific vision problems. This is not just because of the fancy name and hype surrounding the technology used in the procedure. Practically, LASIK guarantees better results for patients.
According to a recent study, 85 percent of patients who receive LASIK surgery achieve at least 20/20 vision while as high as 95 percent of patients that receive the same treatment achieve at least 20/40 uncorrected visual acuity.
Provides Longer-Lasting Results
LASIK is one of the few refractive procedures that guarantees long lasting results and in most cases, the results are perLoLonger-Lastingnger-Lastingmanent. Although there are cases where the eye problem treated with LASIK resurfaces, such cases are commonly caused by age-related factors or other health conditions.
The best part is that LASIK requires minimal to zero follow-up procedures, except for cases where there is over-correction or under-correction.
The Procedure and Recovery Time Is Fast
On average, it takes about 7 to 10 minutes to perform LASIK surgery on each eye. This means that you can walk in with glasses or contacts and walk out of the clinic with a perfect or near-perfect vision in less than 30 minutes. In addition, the recovery time is extremely fast. It takes about 2 hours to recover from a LASIK procedure and you can go back to your normal routine.
However, it is advisable to wait until the next day before engaging in some activities such as driving or taking part in active sports.
LASIK Is Cheaper In The Long-run
On average, people spend about $450 on contacts every year. Although this is far cheaper than the cost of a LASIK procedure, the long-term cost is far more expensive. If you decide to stick to contacts or eyeglasses because of cost, you will have to also consider the cost of replacement, and discomfort that comes with wearing these artificial screens.