It’s unfortunate that LASIK misconceptions may cause some people to forgo the treatment. We address the myths so you can focus on the facts.
1. Myth: LASIK doesn’t last forever
Fact: The majority of LASIK procedures result in permanent vision correction.
LASIK works by reshaping the cornea, the eye's outer layer, to correct your vision. The effects of LASIK are permanent; however, if your condition (such as myopia, hyperopia or presbyopia) continues to worsen after the surgery, you may need a follow-up treatment. Also, the cornea may change shape after LASIK, which the surgeon often corrects with a touch-up laser treatment.
LASIK patients are still at risk for age-related vision eye conditions, including cataracts and macular degeneration.
2. Myth: LASIK isn’t affordable
Fact: LASIK has become more affordable.
The cost of LASIK has decreased dramatically over the past few years thanks to advances in technology and an increase in the number of patients who are asking for this life-changing procedure.
Remember, you will most likely not be purchasing eyeglasses or contact lenses going forward, saving you hundreds, possibly thousands, of dollars. Don’t allow the cost of the procedure to deter you from discussing LASIK with your eye doctor. There are a variety of vision insurance policies and financing options available to help you handle the expense of the treatment without breaking the bank.
3. Myth: Anyone is a candidate for LASIK
Fact: LASIK isn’t suitable for everyone.
While many people benefit from LASIK, not everyone is a candidate. Your eye doctor will go over your medical history with you and perform an eye exam to see if LASIK is a good option for you. In general, LASIK is not recommended for:
- Anyone under the age of 18
- People with irregular or thin corneas
- People with certain medical problems, such as diabetes
- Patients with other eye issues, such as lazy eye
Contact Eyeworks in Ft. Worth to learn more about LASIK and whether it’s the right choice for you.
At Eyeworks, we put your family's needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision. Call us today: 817-346-7077 or book an appointment online to see one of our Ft. Worth eye doctors.
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