If you wear contacts or glasses, you know what a hassle it is. There are the cleaning solutions, soaking, scrubbing, tired eyes, and your vision is never as perfect as it could be.
There is an option to leave all this behind with LASIK surgery. But many people feel uncomfortable about having eye surgery. It’s understandable to be nervous. Here are a few things you should know that will make you feel more comfortable about the idea.
LASIK surgery is an outpatient procedure. There is no pain involved and almost no discomfort. Patients find that they generally see better the day after surgery, and their vision may continue to improve over the next few months. While there is no guarantee of perfect vision, most patients are able to see well enough to pass the vision part of their driving test shortly after the surgery. Many patients will end up with 20/20 vision or better.
There are risks associated with LASIK, just like with any surgical procedure. However, there is a less than 1% chance of complications that will make your vision worse. And no one has ever lost their vision due to the surgery.
While any medical procedure carries risks, you can reduce yours by choosing a qualified surgeon. You want to go with someone with experience and a good reputation, such as Dr. William Boothe. With an experienced surgeon such as Dr. Boothe, complaints are practically non-existent. Dr. Boothe has performed over 121,000 LASIK surgeries, and has an incredible success rate. You can be confident you have one of the best surgeons available correcting your vision.
If you have further questions about LASIK, you can give Boothe Eye Care and Laser Center a call and make an appointment. Dr. Boothe will be happy to give you more information about the procedure and answer all of your questions.