LASIK by the Numbers

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Choosing to get LASIK is a big decision, and you can make that decision a bit easier by looking at some statistics. These statistics will give you a much better idea of what to expect if you get LASIK. Check them out so you will see if LASIK is right for you.

90 Percent End Up with 20/20-20/40 Vision

While it is important to understand that your eye surgeon cannot guarantee specific results, the numbers do speak for themselves. Ninety percent of all LASIK patients end up with 20/20 to 20/40 vision. If you don’t end up with the results that you want, you may be able to get a touch-up. The touch-up will likely bring you much closer to your desired results.

800,000 People Underwent LASIK in 2010

If you are thinking of getting LASIK surgery, you are far from the only one. Approximately 800,000 people received LASIK in 2010 alone. Those people joined the millions of people who have already received the procedure. As more and more people get the procedure each year, patients have increased confidence when they walk into the surgery suite.

People Are Satisfied With the Results

You want to be satisfied any time you undergo an elective procedure. The good news is that over 95 percent of people who undergo LASIK are satisfied with their results. Many of them are able to get rid of their corrective lenses for good, while others are able to limit their reliance on them. Even if you have to continue to wear corrective lenses, your prescription will be much lower.

Complications Are Rare

With hundreds of thousands of people getting the surgery each year, you might expect lots of complications, but that is not the case. Less than six percent of patients experience complications, and those complications are usually mild and go away after a short period of time.

These mild complications include dry eyes and other minor issues. Less than one percent of patients experience serious complications. This is incredibly impressive, especially when compared to other elective procedures. When you look at numbers like this, it is easy to see why so many people choose LASIK.

Infections Almost Never Happen

Many people are afraid of getting infections after LASIK, but this is incredibly rare. It’s estimated that around one out of every 1,000 LASIK patients develops an infection, and this is almost always due to improper at-home care during recovery. Avoid this by utilizing proper aftercare procedures such as keeping water out of the eyes, refraining from rubbing your eyes, and using your antibiotic eye drops.

Knowing the facts before scheduling a LASIK surgery is extremely important. This will help you know exactly what to expect before, during and after the procedure. At Stahl Eye Care in NYC, we are committed to educating our patients on what to expect when coming to our offices. If you have any questions about LASIK surgery, or if you would like to schedule your LASIK consultation, contact one of our many locations throughout NYC and Long Island.

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If you are seeking a Long Island LASIK specialist, the eye doctors at Stahl Eyecare Experts would like to offer you a great opportunity in laser eye surgery. Brought to you by professional, experienced Long Island LASIK surgeons, our one-of-a-kind medical facility brings not only cutting-edge technology, but experienced hands in ophthalmology as well. Helping you achieve your personal best vision is mission critical at our Long Island LASIK office. If LASIK cost is something that has been holding you back please feel free to review our options regarding LASIK Financing. We are dedicated to providing the best in patient education so that our patients can make a well-educated decision as to whether or not LASIK would be a good vision correction option. Remember, not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK. This is precisely why you need to have an experienced LASIK surgeon in Long Island evaluate you to make sure that this is the right eye surgery procedure for you! If LASIK is not the best procedure for you, we offer other ophthalmology procedures such as cataract surgery to help you see better. If you are seeking a Long Island cataract surgeon we are happy to offer cataract consultations to educate you about this process and determine your vision correction options.

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