Think You Know LASIK? If You’re Still Hesitating, maybe you Don’t!

By PasadenaEye
May 15, 2017

astigmatism PasadenaFor the last two decades, LASIK procedures have been some of the most commonly performed corrective eye surgeries around. More than 50 million LASIK procedures have been conducted over the years, and statistics show a 90% success rate; and yet, many people are still hesitant to obtain this treatment to reduce or eliminate their reliance on eyeglasses or contact lenses. Hearing the misconceptions that our patients have, we can see why you may be putting off the care that could benefit your life! Here, we will lay some of these falsehoods to rest by offering factual truth.

Astigmatism does not exclude you from LASIK.

Astigmatism is the condition in which the curve of the eye morphs from a round sphere to more of an oval or football shape. The sharper curve disrupts the spread of light through the eye, to the retina; and this ultimately makes it difficult to see clearly. Because LASIK focuses on reshaping the cornea, it is very well-suited for the treatment of astigmatism.

If you're farsighted or nearsighted, you can get LASIK.

Some people have been led to believe that farsightedness, in particular, is a condition that cannot be corrected with LASIK. This is not truth. Farsightedness is a refractive problem that occurs when the light does not hit the back of the eye as it should. LASIK and its reshaping technique can improve the direction of light for clearer vision.

Having LASIK does not mean you will see glare when you drive at night.

Now, this is a misconception we can understand. In the early days of the LASIK procedure, more than twenty years ago, there were side effects, including night glare. As technique and technology have been fine-tuned, side effects such as night glare have been all but eliminated. As far as night driving is concerned, some patients report that they see more clearly at night after LASIK than they did before.

Pasadena Eye Associates provides comprehensive eye services that include the latest technologies for vision correction. Don’t wonder if LASIK is right for you. Find out for sure! Schedule your consultation by calling (713) 473-5715.



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