Is LASIK dangerous?

Hi, it’s Matt Russell from VSON Laser Vision Specialists. If you struggle with vision issues, you may be wondering if a laser vision correction procedure such as LASIK might be a better option for you than glasses or contact lenses – but you may have heard LASIK is dangerous.

When deciding to look into LASIK eye surgery, the first question that usually comes to mind is: Is LASIK dangerous? In reality, when people considering LASIK ask if it’s dangerous, they’re really asking two questions:

“Is LASIK a safe surgical procedure?”, and “Is LASIK safe for my eyes?”

The answer to the first question is a resounding – Yes!

The only way to answer the second question accurately is for you to have a thorough evaluation as part of a LASIK consultation with an eye care professional.

This is an incredibly important step in the process of deciding if LASIK is right for you and your vision, which directly determines the safety of the procedure when it comes to your own eyes.

A few basic facts that many patients find very comforting include:

When deciding whether or not to have a laser vision correction procedure such as LASIK, it is normal to want to be assured that LASIK is safe. By every scientific and clinical standard, LASIK is among the safest elective procedures available today.2https://americanrefractivesurgerycouncil.org/new-research-lasik-safety-performance-continue-to-impress/ That doesn’t mean that there aren’t any risks, and it isn’t necessarily right for everyone. In addition to independently researching the procedure using credible sources for information, having a thorough evaluation and a thoughtful conversation with an eye surgeon you trust is the best way to find out if LASIK is right for you.

Having concerns about the safety of the surgery and your eyesight is normal. You owe it to yourself and your vision to research the procedure thoroughly, so you fully understand the risks and benefits.

To learn more about LASIK, and know which treatment is best for you to free yourself from the hassle of glasses and contact lenses, then please book online for a free laser vision assessment on our website today.

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Dr. Matthew Russell

MBChB, FRANZCO

Laser eye surgery and cataract surgery specialist

With over 15 years of experience, I enjoy the privilege of helping patients of all ages reclaim clear vision or preserve it for as long as possible.

Vision correction and high-precision cataract surgery hinge on the expertise and skill set of the provider who also has access to the most precise tools for the job. Ophthalmologists like me know how to make treatment safe, comfortable and positive for the patient. They know how to minimise the risk of complications and maximise successful outcomes.

I understand that medical and surgical eye care is a serious undertaking. I take the time to address whatever questions and concerns you might have. I believe everyone’s eyes are unique and require a customised solution tailored to your needs and goals.

My combination of education, training and experience positions me to provide optimal results for patients of all ages. I have a passion for helping my patients enjoy the clear, high-definition vision they need to live rich and active lives. Now, I have hand-picked a team of professionals that share my passion and commitment to exceptional care.

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