LASIK is a popular surgery for those suffering from vision problems. In fact, Dr. Davis has performed over 40,000 Utah LASIK and PRK procedures. Although LASIK has been proven to be safe, effective, and convenient, there have been plenty of myths and misconceptions surrounding it. Fortunately, we’re here to separate fact from fiction. Here are a 5 common LASIK myths.
Debunking 5 LASIK Myths
Myth 1: LASIK Surgery is painful.
Most patients are surprised at just how quick and pain-free LASIK is. Before the procedure begins, we’ll put an anesthetic drop in your eyes. These drops have a numbing effect that lessens the chance of any pain or discomfort. If you’re feeling nervous or anxious about the surgery, don’t worry! We can give you a mild sedative to help you relax.
Myth 2: LASIK isn’t affordable.
Because LASIK has become more common throughout the years, the cost of the procedure has decreased. At Davis Vision Center, we strive to make the procedure very affordable with prices starting at $999 to $2450 per eye. We also offer several different financing options to help you find the best fit for you. So even though the cost of LASIK may seem out of reach, we'll help you find a custom financing plan that will allow you to both improve your vision and your life.
Myth 3: LASIK requires a long recovery time.
Although recovery time varies from patient to patient, most people notice complete healing within three to seven days after surgery. We recommend minimizing the risk of complication by avoiding rubbing or touching your eyes, using an antibiotic eye drop, and wearing your protective eye glasses. Many patients notice improved vision immediately following their LASIK surgery.
Myth 4: I’m too old for LASIK.
There’s only one age restriction related to LASIK surgery: you must be 18 or older. We see plenty of patients in their 40s, 50s, and 60s who are ideal candidates for LASIK. Remember, it’s never too late to have perfect vision. That being said, it’s possible to be disqualified for LASIK due to eye health, vision stability, and general health. If you’re unsure whether or not you’re a candidate for LASIK surgery, contact an ophthalmologist for an evaluation.
Myth 5: LASIK can cause blindness.
LASIK treats the surface layer of the eye in order to reshape the cornea. Although complications are possible, Dr. Davis has never had a patient go blind as a result of LASIK or PRK surgery.
Contact Davis Vision Center Today!
If you’re ready to see what LASIK can do for you, contact Davis Vision Center today! Our experienced staff and qualified eye surgeons love helping our patients discover how much better their life can be with corrected vision. Whether you just have questions about LASIK or would like to schedule a consultation, we'd love to hear from you.