Entering any procedure can be scary because you don’t know what you will experience. But LASIK is a highly successful and safe procedure. Over 600,000 surgeries are done in the US each year. To make sure your procedure is safe, you should:
This can be a scary decision, but we are here to help you make the right call. If you want to know more about risk factors and your potential fit for LASIK, call us today for a free LASIK consultation.
Every medical procedure comes with some degree of risk, and LASIK is no exception. Among the small number of LASIK patients who do experience side effects, the most common issue is dry eyes. Some patients also experience nighttime glare, but this tends to be mild and typically subsides with time.
The FDA considers LASIK to be safe and effective when performed on a good candidate by an experienced surgeon. The overwhelming majority of LASIK patients are satisfied with the improvements to their vision, and research shows that well-informed patients find that the benefits of LASIK considerably outweigh the risks.
During your free consultation at Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers of Texas, one of our surgeons will walk you through the risks of receiving LASIK surgery. Don’t be afraid to ask questions! We want you to be as informed and comfortable as possible.
Certain health conditions can affect the success of LASIK surgery, so it’s important to share your complete medical history with your eye surgeon during your consultation. This information will help us determine whether you’re a good candidate for LASIK, and help you set realistic expectations for what to expect pre- and post-surgery.
Be sure to let your surgeon know if any of the following are true for you, as they can increase the chances of complications:
During your consultation, we’ll perform a comprehensive eye exam, create a 3D rendering of your cornea using an advanced topography imaging system, and take high-resolution digital photos of your retinas. Taken together, these steps will confirm that you’re a good candidate for LASIK.
Did you know that the first LASIK procedures actually involved the use of blades? Fortunately, thanks to advances in medical technology, our surgeons are now able to use lasers with computer-guided assistance to perform LASIK surgery completely free of blades. This makes LASIK more comfortable, reliable, and precise.
At Kleiman Evangelista, we take pride in using only the safest, top-of-the-line medical equipment, including the Wavelight Contoura laser. Used in tandem with the 3D topographical images we produce during your consultation, the Wavelight enables our surgeons to perform personalized LASIK procedures that are tailored to the unique layout and shape of your eyes.