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.