5 Questions about LASIK

by | Jan 15, 2018 | Eye Care

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LASIK surgery can yield a number of benefits—better and even clearer vision, zero need for glasses or contacts and great long-term cost-savings. Before you go ahead with the procedure, you’ll want to know as much as
you can about it. That way, you’ll know if it’s really a good match for you:

What are the types of surgery?

There are plenty of LASIK surgery types. Depending on what your condition is, along with several other factors, your doctor can provide you with suggestions to help you determine the best type of LASIK that’s ideally suited for your body and needs. You’ll also need to decide whether to go for LASIK that uses blades or if you would much rather go for blade-free LASIK.

What’s the difference?

Also commonly referred to as ‘all laser’ LASIK, blade-free LASIK uses no blade, which can be a reassuring bit of information for prospective patients. If you want to reduce the risks when you go for eye surgery, choosing the procedure with care and after much thought and deliberation, is a sound option to go for.

What else do I need to know?

More than the type of LASIK surgery, though, it’s much more important to make sure you hire an expert. Look for a doctor who has had extensive experience with LASIK surgeries.

How to find the right doctor?

Check online for reviews and feedback about the clinics or doctors on your list. A good reputation for results and excellence in the field is also a good indication that you’ve found the right surgeon for the job.

Do you know the risks?

Before you go in, ask your doctor about the risks, says Fox News. Know what you’re getting into before you say yes. If your doctor focuses only on the possible benefits of the procedure without telling you any of the risks, it might be better to look for another doctor.

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