Posted on: 09/25/14


If you’re considering LASIK surgery in Denver or Fort Collins, there’s no reason to be concerned about its safety. LASIK is the most commonly performed elective surgery in North America. There’s no surgery that beats LASIK in terms of the number of people who have it performed. This is true for a number of reasons. First, LASIK is extremely effective. Second, those who have LASIK performed often tell their friends and family about it, and word of mouth is the most powerful advertisement for any product or service. Finally, LASIK is so popular simply because it can be performed on so many people.

LASIK’s effectiveness is so great that, when someone tells their friends they’re going to get LASIK surgery, the reaction is one of congratulations instead of commiseration. LASIK simply doesn’t have the negative stigma attached to most other surgeries. Very often, patients walk out of LASIK surgery with 20/20 vision or better. Even better, the results can last for a very, very long time, depending on your eyes. LASIK surgery is permanent, though changes in the eye can still affect your vision.

LASIK is also approved by a wide range of organizations that have strict regulations and requirements. The U.S. Air Force, for example, approves the use of LASIK surgery for their visually impaired pilots. Another example is NASA, who approves the use of LASIK surgery for its astronauts. It’s hard to think of two jobs that rely more heavily on the human sense of vision than pilot and astronaut. If LASIK is good enough for these organizations, it’s good enough for everyone.

LASIK is also so safe because of the technology it utilizes. The lasers that aid the doctor in LASIK surgery are so incredibly precise that they can perfectly alter the shape of your eye in whatever way necessary to improve your vision. Further, this technology constantly improves, introducing better lasers, better software, and better user interfaces to aid doctors in performing LASIK surgeries.

Many people have fears and concerns about LASIK, and it’s easy to see why. Any surgery should be carefully researched and considered by the patient before a decision is made. All surgeries carry risks with them, and all surgeries put stress on your body, sometimes in unforeseen ways.

If you have questions or concerns about LASIK surgery, contact our Denver Tech Center or Fort Collins LASIK offices today and ask us about our LASIK Lifetime Assurance Plan.