4 Reasons Why You Should Not Be Afraid Of LASIK Surgery
Many people are curious about LASIK and love the idea of being free from their glasses or contacts. However, many people are still hesitant to have the procedure themselves out of fear or uncertainty. This is completely normal but it is also unnecessary as LASIK is a safe procedure that has helped millions of people.
Sometimes knowledge is the best way to help you overcome most of your fears. So here are four reasons why you do not need to be afraid to have LASIK surgery:
1. Simple, quick procedure
You will not need anesthesia during the procedure since the procedure is so quick. Instead, your doctor will give you eye drops to numb your eyes and possibly medication to help you relax. The procedure will take roughly five to ten minutes per eye and then you can spend your time recovering at home.
2. Quick recovery time
You may experience hazy or blurry vision immediately following the procedure. Healing can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months and you may experience dry eyes, sensitivity to light, and problems with night vision. However, this recovery period should be minimal and most patients see their vision improve almost immediately.
3. Minimal discomfort
Many patients are concerned about being awake while having surgery performed on their eyes. However, anyone who has had LASIK surgery can tell you that you will not feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure.
4. Immediate results
Results vary per person but most patients experience 20/20 vision or better immediately following their LASIK procedure. The surgery will only last about thirty minutes but the results will benefit you for your entire life.
Don’t let fear of the unknown stop you from having this life-changing procedure. LASIK surgery offers numerous benefits and can improve your quality of life. If you are curious about LASIK and want to find out if you are a good fit for the procedure, schedule an appointment at our Murrieta or Temecula locations today!