LASIK: Get the whole story of this valuable procedure for the right person.
There are three important things to know before you consider LASIK:
1. If something goes wrong, it is dramatic.
2. If LASIK does not eliminate all of your prescription, it is difficult to fit contact lenses to compensate for the rest.
3. Once LASIK is done, you are still nearsighted. The surgeon simply carved your prescription in your eyes rather than putting your prescription in glasses or contact lenses. Your eyes could change and probably will, just the same as if you wore glasses or contact lenses
LASIK is not a cure but a compensation. It is no different from prescribing stronger and stronger glasses. You are simply carving your prescription in your eye rather than a piece of plastic. Yes, it is common for the eyes to become more nearsighted requiring surgery again. For the right person it has value. Our LASIK patients are closely followed and receive lens therapy to keep them from the knife again. Go to Explanations and videos about your diagnosis above for a video of Dr, Henshaw discussing LASIK..
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