Congratulations on taking the first step towards reducing or eliminating the need for glasses and contacts. The decision to have laser vision correction is a big one. You want to know about the procedure, the different types of technology used, and the qualifications of the surgeons you are considering.
Like any medical procedure, there are potential risks associated with LASIK Surgery. However, LASIK is one of the safest and most commonly performed elective procedures in the world. With the latest advances in technology, LASIK has become so precise and delivers such amazing results, that NASA has approved its use for their astronauts and the U.S. military for its pilots. Millions of people agree that the benefits of LASIK far outweigh the potential risks.
Potential Side Effects:
- Seeing halos around images
- Difficulty driving at night
- Fluctuating vision
- Dry eye
- Loss of lines of vision on the vision chart
- Trouble seeing in situations with low contrast, such as driving in the fog
- For some farsighted patients, results may diminish with age
Achieving visual independence in the safest manner is our goal. Although Wellish Vision Institute cannot guarantee a certain level of vision, we leave nothing to chance to achieve your best personal vision. Most of our patients experience vision that is 20/20 or better and they no longer have to wear glasses or contacts.
For more information on the potential risks associated with laser vision correction, watch the video below.
For additional information, please take time to read through the AMO VISX Patient Education Booklet that relates to your specific situation.