What are the risks of LASIK eye surgery?

There are countless amazing stories as you’ve probably heard about vision correction, but although extremely rare,  just like any medical procedure,  there are associated risks. Laser vision correction when performed with correct criteria is a successful procedure and dramatically improves the quality of life for ideal patients, but it is not for everyone. Making sure you are a good candidate for laser vision correction is the first and most important step in your vision correction journey.

For this reason, we offer our comprehensive screening to address everything from your age, overall health, the health of your eyes, lifestyle and any pre-existing medical conditions, any medications you take, and your own personal vision prescription and challenges (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, presbyopia, cataracts, glaucoma, etc.). We also conduct a number of scans to gather thousands of data points about your eyes, so we can design a customized procedure to your unique vision needs.

Even with all these precautions to ensure ideal candidacy, laser vision correction is no different than any other procedure. It carries a risk of complications, and even complication-free procedures may result in less than 20/20 vision. Still, studies show that when performed properly, with experienced surgeons, up-to-date technologies, and on qualified patients, the benefits of laser vision correction typically far outweigh the risks.

For more information, visit the FDA website for their take on laser vision correction.

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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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