Five Awesome Things Most People Don’t Know About LASIK
When some people think of LASIK, they are fearful; or at the very least, they are reluctant to consider it. “You only get one set of eyes!” they say.
That’s true. You only get one set of eyes. So don’t you owe it to yourself to make sure your eyes are functioning and performing at their highest level? Don’t you deserve CLEAR VISION?
The truth is, LASIK is a simple procedure and has been effective for hundreds of thousands of happy patients across the globe. And thanks to decades of experience and improvements in technique and technology, the procedure is offering even better results than it did years ago.
Here is a list of fun facts you might not have known about LASIK that should make you feel completely comfortable:
- It’s Quick.
LASIK is a relatively quick and simple procedure. The laser treatment itself usually takes less than a minute, and the entire procedure takes just a few minutes from start to finish!
- It’s Been Around a Long Time.
Many people mistakenly think that LASIK is a relatively new procedure but that is not the case. The procedure that is today known as LASIK received FDA approval in the U. S. in 1999. Then wavefront analysis for LASIK gained U.S. FDA approval in 2002—the same year LASIK became the world’s most commonly performed elective procedure.
- The Complication Rate is 0.1%.
That’s a very, VERY small percentage. And when there IS a complication, most times it can easily be treated by the surgeon. The complication most people worry about is blindness after the procedure. But the fact is, there are NO known cases of blindness following laser eye surgery.
- Recovery is Fast.
Many LASIK patients enjoy 20/20 vision or better without wearing glasses or contacts shortly after having LASIK. Additionally, most return to normal activities, including driving and working on a computer, just one day following their procedure!
- It’s Not as Expensive as You Might Think.
Chances are, if you are currently wearing corrective eyewear (ie glasses or contacts), you are spending far more than you’ve probably considered. Remember, LASIK only has to be performed once; glasses and contacts are an annual purchase. Many patients report that LASIK pays for itself in three years or fewer! And, the best part? We offer special financing – interest-free for up to 2 years! Learn more here.
If you are considering LASIK, that’s great! Hopefully, this post helped dispel some myths and tip the scales in favor of you taking hold of the better vision you deserve. The team at Kleiman | Evangelista is here to help.
*As with any procedure, results may vary. Consult your physician.
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