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Over half a million Americans choose LASIK to correct their vision each year. This laser eye surgery is used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. During the surgery, the surgeon reshapes the eye's cornea to ensure that light comes in at the right angle to give improved vision. At Eye 1st Vision Center our patients enjoy a wide variety of benefits from LASIK surgery, but they usually have some concerns, as well.
When patients hear about our using a laser to reshape the cornea, they can get concerned about the procedure. In fact, LASIK surgery is extremely safe. 95 percent of all patients have a good result from their surgery, while the tiny minority that didn't see improvement generally ended up with results like still needing to wear glasses.
While most patients end up with much clearer vision after the procedure, there are some common minor LASIK side effects that many of them have to deal with. For the first few days after surgery, you may have minor, stinging pain in the affected eye. Bright lights may cause you pain in the first week. Seeing halos around bright lights at night time is a common, permanent side effect, as are having dry eyes and the need to use artificial tears throughout the day.
The benefits of LASIK surgery far outweigh any side effects it may have for almost all patients. In our office, after the first day or two, most people report absolutely no pain. Among the other benefits of the procedure are:
Our team's goal is to make sure you've got the best vision, no matter what process you choose. We're happy to offer LASIK evaluations and referrals, and our optometrist will help with your post-surgical care. Call our office to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions at 404-252-1702.