Hi, it’s Matt Russell from VSON Laser Vision Specialists. If you struggle with glasses and contact lenses, you may be wondering if LASIK is safe.
When deciding to take the next step to look into LASIK eye surgery, the first question that usually comes to mind is: Is LASIK safe? In reality, when people considering LASIK ask if it’s safe, 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:
- LASIK has been around for nearly 20 years.
- The procedure was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1999
- LASIK’s longevity and sustained popularity are due largely to its impressive record for both safety and effectiveness.
When making the decision about 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. 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, please book online for a free laser vision assessment on our website today.