What is lasik surgery

In brief: Pros and Cons. The lasik surgery carries no more risk than many other common or routine surgeries. Lasik has helped millions of people with their sight. Surgery is not painful and you will see better than contact lenses. The lasik surgery carries no more risk than many other common or routine surgeries.

What are the pros and cons of LASIK surgery?

In brief: Pros and Cons. The lasik surgery carries no more risk than many other common or routine surgeries. Lasik has helped millions of people with their sight. Surgery is not painful and you will see better than contact lenses. The lasik surgery carries no more risk than many other common or routine surgeries.

What is LASIK surgery and how does it work?

LASIK surgery works by re-sculpting the cornea (the front part of the eye) so that the focal point of the eye is changed, helping to improve the clarity of your vision. Using two different lasers, our LASIK surgeons create a very thin flap on the eye and then remove a determined amount of tissue to reshape the cornea.

How much does LASIK surgery really cost?

While charges for LASIK procedures vary widely by practice and region, the average cost of LASIK is between $1,500 to $3,000 per eye depending on the type of the procedure, surgeon and region of the country.

What are the side effects of LASIK surgery?

The most common side effects of LASIK are those experienced as part of the normal healing process and recovery period. These include night vision visual symptoms, such as glare, halos, ghosting and starbursts, as well as dry eye.

What are the disadvantages of LASIK eye surgery?

Disadvantages Of Lasik Eye Surgery. One of the major drawbacks is that changes made to the cornea cannot be reversed once the operation is complete. However, connections are made only if the patient agrees to undergo another operation. Problems can occur when the doctors cut the flap, which can temporarily or permanently affect your vision.

What risks or complications are involved with LASIK surgery?

LASIK Risks and Complications

  • Side effects of LASIK. There are a number of side effects that are somewhat common immediately post-op and in some instances can last longer – sometimes indefinitely.
  • Dry Eyes.
  • Eye Infection or Irritation.
  • Vision Issues.
  • Overcorrection or Undercorrection.
  • Flap Complications.

How much should I expect to pay for LASIK surgery?

The research and development costs to provide better technology do come at a cost. In the case of Custom Wavefront LASIK you can expect to pay around $1,900 to $2,400 per eye with most surgeons; however, at QualSight LASIK we have set pricing and Custom Wavefront typically costs less than $1,400 per eye.

Is LASIK really the surgery for me?

LASIK has many benefits, including: It has been around for over 25 years and it works! It corrects vision. Around 96% of patients will have their desired vision after LASIK. An enhancement can further increase this number. LASIK is associated with very little pain due to the numbing drops that are used.