Thinking about having LASIK? You should put a lot of thought into any kind of major life decision.
Having a procedure involving your eyesight is no exception. LASIK is a vision correction procedure that’s been FDA approved for over twenty years!
If you want to achieve visual freedom from glasses and contacts, LASIK may be the way to go. But with any surgery, it’s normal to have some fears about things going wrong.
You may also be nervous about the financial strain it could cause. These things can cause many people to turn away from even thinking about having the procedure.
But many of these fears are actually pretty unfounded. Keep reading to find out why LASIK is worth the cost!
1. It Works
The science behind LASIK is based on decades of research and development. The procedure is only continuing to evolve.
Using laser technology and computer software, LASIK surgeons can accurately produce life-changing results. LASIK works by reshaping your cornea.
Your cornea is the clear tissue at the front of your eye. A functioning one should be able to focus most of the light that passes through it directly on your retina.
But most refractive errors occur when the cornea is too flat, too rounded, or is uneven. To reshape the cornea, surgeons first use a laser to open the top layer of the cornea.
Then, using a second laser, they carve away microscopic amounts of tissue until they achieve the desired uniformity. These lasers use topographical maps that record the terrain of your cornea precisely.
After finishing the reshaping, the top layer is then closed, where it attaches to the surrounding tissue. This allows the tissue to take on the new shape underneath it.
2. It is Safe
Every surgical procedure involves some degree of risk, including LASIK. As far as medical procedures go, LASIK has a winning success rate.
LASIK has a 96% rate of satisfaction with patients that have had the procedure. Most patients end up with 20/20 vision or better after having LASIK.
You should still take the risks of LASIK into account before committing to the procedure. The only way to know if LASIK is right for you is to have a LASIK consultation.
This will allow you to learn all about the risks and benefits of LASIK, as well as receive an evaluation to see if the procedure is right for you.
3. It May Be Less Expensive Than You Think
Many people are excited about LASIK but think that there is no way they can afford it. While LASIK is not something that insurance will pay for, there are ways to make it more affordable.
It is important to note that you can pay the cost of LASIK over many months. You can do this by spreading out the cost into a manageable and realistic budget.
You can also look into ways to save on LASIK by claiming it on your taxes if available. You can also think about opening up a flexible spending or health savings account through your employer.
Ready to find out if LASIK could be right for you? Schedule a LASIK consultation at Stahl Eyecare Experts in Manhattan, NY, today!
Isn’t it time to change the way you see the world around you for good?