“I’m Afraid of LASIK Surgery”: Your Fears Debunked

Undergoing any kind of surgery can be an intimidating and even frightening thought and LASIK surgery is no exception. Because our vision is such an important facet of our lives, the thought of losing it can be enough to turn many away from even considering it, even though it has the potential to improve their quality of life drastically.

What Can LASIK Do for You?

LASIK eye surgery is a procedure that enhances eyesight, in most cases increasing the quality to 20/20 vision or better. It prevents the hassle of losing glasses or contacts, and it gives peace of mind from knowing that you won’t be left blind if something happens to your visual aids. But most importantly, it allows you to see with your own eyes, giving you the priceless freedom of waking up every morning feeling independent and confident.

 

The Success Rate Speaks for Itself

While a few patients may require additional treatments after the initial surgery to achieve their vision goals, over 96% of those who decide to go through with the operation will achieve success. This success rate is incredible, even though the procedure is still relatively new. Fresh, state-of-the-art technology is constantly being produced. This includes technology such as Intralase and CustomVue LASIK, which allow doctors to perform LASIK with advanced levels of precision. You can find these specific examples of modern LASIK technology right here at New York Eye Specialists.

 

It’s Virtually Pain-free

Another reason you might be afraid of LASIK is due to the stigma of surgery being painful. LASIK surgery, however, is virtually painless. Your eyes will be numbed with special anesthetic drops, so that you will feel only some minimal discomfort. You will also be given a mild sedative to help you relax during the operation. There is nothing to worry about here!

 

No Complex Recovery

Often times complex surgeries involve complex and traumatic recovery periods. Many patients can see better the minute they leave the surgery suite, though it can sometimes take a few weeks, or months, to see full results. During this time, you will need to use special eye drops prescribed by your doctor to help with healing. You will need to be careful not to do anything that will put you at higher risk for eye injury, like heavy lifting or contact sports. However, you will quickly be able to resume normal activities after a few checkups with your LASIK surgeon.

There are certain factors that you need to consider before going through with LASIK. Things like age, medical history, and level of poor eyesight can affect your eligibility for the surgery. The best way to find out if you qualify is to come in for an appointment. We’ll guide you through the process step by step, and make sure that your LASIK experience is safe, successful, and easy.

New York Eye Specialists is here for you. Contact us to schedule your LASIK consultation at our NYC office, and let us put your fears to rest!