If you’ve considered the possibility of undergoing LASIK eye surgery, you may have wondered if it’s worth any of the risks. It’s important that when you’re considering a new procedure to weigh out the pros and cons and see if it’s the right choice for you. While LASIK is a completely safe surgery, it is still important that you understand any of the risks that may come with it and you’re prepared for anything that may come your way.
The Pros and Cons of LASIK
Pro: LASIK eye surgery is a safe and quick procedure.
LASIK is an outpatient procedure, meaning you’ll be in and out in no time. The procedure usually takes around 20 minutes for both eyes and most of that time is spent getting ready for the surgery. The procedure is extremely safe and designed to automatically shut off if there’s any sudden movements that could cause injury.
Con: There are risks associated with LASIK.
While permanent risks are rare, they aren’t impossible. You might deal with dry eyes or nighttime glare and halos. The risk is low, but still possible. Most of the time, these risks can be managed with things like artificial tears, and you shouldn’t have a big problem with either.
Pro: Results appear quickly.
Often, you may start seeing a difference in your vision in just a few hours. Your normal activities can resume within 48 hours and there isn’t a long downtime. A longer recovery may still only take a month and you’ll be seeing clearly in no time.
Con: Not everyone is eligible for surgery.
Those over 40 are usually ineligible because of issues that may occur in the eye. Often, you may also not be eligible because of your prescription or issues like thin corneas. There are other procedures that you may still be eligible for even with those issues.
Contact Your LASIK Surgeon Today
Find out if LASIK is worth it for you! Contact your LASIK surgeon at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology in New York, NY, and serving Chelsea, NY, at (212) 220-0066.