If you have had problems seeing, whether it has been for your whole life or just as you have gotten older, you may be considering having a laser eye surgery procedure done to improve your vision and take away your need to wear either glasses or contact lenses. Over the past decade, this procedure has been shown to be safe in a number of studies. Along with being safe, there are several benefits of having this type of procedure done. Let us review the top five reasons to have this surgery.
1. This Surgery Really Is Effective
As many as 98 percent of the patients who have received this procedure are happy with the results. It works and has been proven to correct poor vision. There is no need for eyeglasses or contact lenses ever again following laser eye surgery. Imagine being able to watch a movie at the theater or use your computer without having to wear glasses ever again. This surgery really will change your life for the better.
2. This Surgery Can Save You Money
Although it may seem like a lot of money upfront when you have the procedure, over time this is an investment that will save you money. Patients no longer need to spend money or time on eye exams, contact lenses, eyeglasses and contact lens solutions. Prescription sunglasses will become a thing of the past. Instead, you will be able to choose stylish sunglasses like your friends do.
3. This Surgery Offers Permanent Relief
The patient will have permanent relief of irritations that are brought on by wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses, such as dry eyes or pinching behind your ears or on the bridge of your nose. You will feel more attractive without your glasses.
4. Procedure is Expeditious and Nearly Painless
This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and takes roughly 30-minutes to complete. It requires no bandage or stitches. The patient will notice a marked improvement in their vision, sometimes immediately and almost always by the following day. This procedure is associated with very little to no pain and the recovery period is generally very quick. Numbing drops will be placed into the eyes prior to surgery. There may be a scratchy feeling in the eyes for the first 12 to 24 hours following the procedure.
5. Procedure can be performed on Both Eyes Simultaneously
Most surgeons will perform surgery on both eyes at the same time, saving the patient time in having to come back to have the other eye done. This also helps restore balanced vision as quickly as possible. This can be especially helpful to patients who cannot wear a contact lens in their unoperated eye.