Top 5 LASIK Eye Surgery Myths
- Posted on: May 7 2012
In today’s world, most people have heard of LASIK eye surgery, but not everyone knows the whole story. And, even though this cutting-edge procedure appears frequently in the national media, LASIK continues to be surrounded by a host of myths and misunderstandings. Let’s take a moment to clear things up.
Here is our list of the Top 5 LASIK Eye Surgery Myths:
- Myth: All LASIK surgeons are the same.
Fact: Many patients mistakenly believe that a LASIK procedure runs on “autopilot,” or that a computer does all the work. Not true. Laser eye surgery, like any surgery, requires the skilled hand of a qualified doctor. When considering a LASIK procedure, your number-one concern should be finding a reputable, experienced provider.
- Myth: LASIK is “high risk.”
Fact: As with any surgery, there are certain possible complications associated with LASIK. However, according to the Eye Surgery Education Council, “such complications are rare, thanks to the latest technology and rigorous safety precautions, and almost all complications of LASIK are treatable.”
- Myth: LASIK must be painful.
Fact: Pain is often mistakenly associated with a LASIK procedure. Prior to treatment, patients are administered numbing eye drops to keep them relaxed and comfortable throughout the procedure. And while every patient is different, in general, LASIK is usually associated with low discomfort.
- Myth: LASIK is new or “experimental.”
Fact: On the contrary. LASIK procedures have been routinely performed in the US for well over a decade. Moreover, LASIK is now the most commonly performed elective surgery in America today.
- Myth: Everyone is a good candidate for LASIK.
Fact: This is not the case. Before undergoing laser eye surgery, a patient must be deemed a good candidate based on several factors. And, the only way to find out if you’re a candidate is to schedule a LASIK consultation.
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