Posted on: 01/24/20Lasik Surgery
Are you ready to say goodbye to your glasses and contacts forever? Have you been thinking that LASIK eye surgery is the best surgery for you?
If you are ready to improve your vision, then LASIK is a great surgery to talk to your eye doctor about. Keep reading to learn if LASIK is actually permanent!
What makes LASIK worth it?
Every year, millions of people say goodbye to glasses and contacts and hello to visual freedom. How can this be possible?
LASIK makes it possible! After becoming FDA approved, LASIK has continued to become more and more popular. Patients are so excited to say goodbye to glasses and contacts for the rest of their lives.
LASIK is a very safe and successful surgery. As LASIK has grown in popularity, it has also evolved as a procedure. That means surgeons have more experience and technology is always improving.
Patients are very happy with the surgery and their results after LASIK. LASIK has an incredible 96% success rate with patients who have had the procedure.
Patients are also starting to show less satisfaction when they wear contacts. This shows that patient’s preferences are evolving as well. In fact, you’re more likely to get an infection or have irritation with contacts than LASIK.
Even though the odds are in the patients’ favor, some patients are still reluctant to get it. Some prospective patients worry that LASIK does not permanently improve your vision.
Some think that their vision will improve for a few years and then will go back to how it was before LASIK. But this is just not true! Because of the way that LASIK is designed, it is only meant to be a permanent procedure.
Is LASIK actually permanent?
Yes! That is the short answer. The way LASIK eye surgery works are that it permanently changes the shape of your cornea. This means that once your eyes have healed, most patients do not need to rely on glasses or contacts.
The majority of patients that get LASIK end up with 20/20 vision, if not better!
LASIK works because it’s designed to permanently change the shape of the cornea. By reshaping the cornea, refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism are fixed.
The cornea is reshaped with two lasers, a femtosecond laser, and an excimer laser. The excimer laser removes a small amount of corneal tissue to fix any refractive errors.
What LASIK cannot fix is any future eye problems. That means that even if you get LASIK, you will still get cataracts or other conditions later on.
Will LASIK prevent vision loss in the future?
LASIK only solves current eye conditions. Unfortunately, it does not prevent any eye conditions from developing. This means that you can still get cataracts, and presbyopia in the future.
These conditions tend to develop as we age, and they affect your vision. But these conditions are easily treatable with other procedures. Patients can still get surgery for presbyopia, even if they have already had LASIK.
Are you ready to go in for a LASIK consultation? Schedule a LASIK consultation at Cutarelli Vision in Fort Collins, CO now! If you’re tired of wearing glasses or contacts, LASIK may be the solution you’ve been waiting for!