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By Chicagoland Eye Consultants
December 01, 2015
Category: Lasik
Tags: lasik  

Before you consider LASIK it’s important that you can tell fact from fiction when it comes to this procedure.

Are you ready to wake up every morning and immediately be able to see? Have you been considering getting LASIK from your Chicago, IL eye doctor? There are a lot of myths surrounding this procedure, so arm yourself with knowledge before coming into our office for a LASIKconsultation. Here are the top three most common myths we hear:

Myth: Getting LASIK means you’ll never need glasses again.

Fact: LASIK is a very successful procedure, which is why so many patients have turned to it to get the vision they want. How successful the treatment is will depend on how well the patient heals and how severe their original prescription was. Those with mild to moderate prescriptions can get 20/20 vision. However, as a patient ages, reading glasses may be necessary.

Myth: You should expect dry eyes or other issues after LASIK.

Fact: As with any surgery you chose to undergo there are always risks involved; however, this doesn’t mean that they will happen to you. Fortunately, the chances of developing complications or side effects after LASIK are very low. And many of these issues can easily be treated.

While dry eyes and glare are common side effects this problem is usually temporary. We can also determine during your consultation whether you are at a high risk for developing any of these issues.

Myth: Anyone can get LASIK.

Fact: While this surgery can certainly help many patients see better it doesn’t mean that it’s right for everyone. The only way to really determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK is to schedule a screening with your eye doctor in Chicago. LASIK can treat those dealing with nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The patient should also be over the age of 18 years old and have not been diagnosed with eye diseases such as glaucoma.

Hopefully, you can breathe a little easier now that you know a little more about getting LASIK in Chicago. Maybe you had even heard and believed one of these myths and are relieved to hear that they just aren’t true.

If you are ready to see better, then turn to Chicagoland Eye Consultations for LASIK and all of your eye care needs. Call our office today to schedule your consultation.

By Chicagoland Eye Consultants
May 01, 2015
Category: Lasik
Tags: Untagged

If you’re tired of wearing contacts and eyeglasses, you’ve probably thought about LASIK surgery. But you may also be deterred by fears or worries about the procedure. Let’s look at some myths and facts about LASIK surgery so you can make an informed decision.

1. Myth: LASIK is painful

Fact: Your eye doctor at Chicagoland Eye Consultants will work to ensure your complete comfort during the procedure with the use of anesthetics in the eye. The surgery is quick, typically taking only 10-20 minutes per eye. Recovery is also very short, usually only taking a day or two of rest with very little, if any, discomfort during that time.

2. Myth: LASIK is expensive

Fact: Cost may be one of the biggest deciding factors in patients who are shopping for LASIK surgery. But purchasing contact lenses and eyeglass over time can be quite costly. When researching your Chicago LASIK eye doctor, ask about financing options that can help you afford the upfront costs of the procedure. You may find yourself saving money in the long run when you don’t have to purchase those expensive boxes of contacts or replace your eyeglasses.

3. Myth: LASIK is risky

Fact: After more than twenty years on the market, LASIK is considered to be one of the safest elective procedures that can be performed. In fact, complications only occur in roughly 1% of cases, which is a very low complication rate for any type of surgery. A 2009 study also found that LASIK surgery has one of the highest patient satisfaction rates of any elective procedure.

If you’re interested in a permanent solution to your vision problems, LASIK may be right for you. To determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK vision correction, contact your Chicago eye doctor for a consultation. Chicagoland Eye Consultants provides LASIK treatment for patients in good health over the age of 18. Call 773-775-9755 to schedule an appointment at our Chicago or Elgin offices for your examination to find out if LASIK is right for you.