You’ve likely heard many amazing stories about vision correction. With the prevalence of social media these days, you may have also heard some negative comments or stories. All-Laser LASIK, when performed by an experienced surgeon, is a highly successful procedure that can dramatically improve the quality of life for those patients who are ideal candidates. In fact, according to the Patient Reported Outcomes with LASIK study (PROWL) which included hundreds of LASIK patients, more than 96% were satisfied with their vision at 3 months after their procedure.
While LASIK has had amazing results for many, 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, Kleiman|Evangelista Eye Center offers our comprehensive screening to address everything from your age, overall health, the health of your eyes, your lifestyle and your own personal vision prescription (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, presbyopia). 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 whether a patient is an ideal candidate, laser vision correction is no different than any other medical procedure. There are risks and possible complications that you should discuss with your surgeon. Even if a patient has a complication-free procedure, there is no guarantee that they will have 20/20 vision without glasses or contact lenses. Still, studies show that when performed properly, with experienced surgeons, up-to-date technologies AND for the right patients, the benefits of laser vision correction typically far outweigh the risks.
For more information, visit the LASIK section of the FDA website.
<a href=”http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/SurgeryandLifeSupport/LASIK/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/SurgeryandLifeSupport/LASIK/</a>