LASIK is a popular eye procedure that can correct refractive errors in vision. According to the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, over 600,000 Americans each year opt for LASIK treatment for their astigmatism, nearsightedness, or farsightedness. This procedure offers many benefits for anyone who wears prescription eyeglasses. If you want to learn about the benefits of LASIK surgery, here’s what you should know.
After three months of eye adjustment and stability, the results from your LASIK procedure will be permanent. You would not need follow-up treatments anymore unless the surgery did not do its precise purpose. Your good eyesight will last for years until an ailment or aging occurs. Routine eye checks will ensure that your eye doctor would catch any problem early.
You will not need your glasses anymore after your LASIK surgery. This is excellent news for athletes and active people. Engaging in sports and outdoor activities becomes safer for them after their LASIK surgery. Another advantage is being able to wear non-prescription sunglasses.
Research shows that around 95% of LASIK patients gain over 20/40 UCVA (uncorrected visual acuity). Also, about 85% of them achieve at least 20/20 vision. After one LASIK outpatient treatment, you will enjoy clearer, sharper vision. You do not have to worry about bumping into things without glasses or contacts anymore.
Most patients report that they were able to get back to their routine a day after the procedure. Yet, if you work in a dusty area, you may need some more days of recovery. Sharp vision after a day is an ideal result.
Contact lens wearers spend $375-$450 every year on contact lenses and cleaning solutions. With LASIK surgery, you only pay a significant amount one time. Years after your procedure, you will save a lot. You will not need to bother with worrying about losing your lenses or purchasing cleaning solutions.
You will not experience pain after your LASIK procedure. Pain often affects patients who had laser eye surgery. The painless postoperative result makes LASIK an attractive option to many. Without pain, you can get back to your daily tasks without issue.
After your LASIK procedure, you will not need to return to your doctor to remove bandages or stitches. You will not even worry about dressing surgery wounds you heal. With LASIK, your treatment starts and ends in the clinic. Your surgeon will not concern you with wound ointments or drops when you get home.
LASIK is an efficient and effective eye surgery that does not need incisions. It is a quicker way to achieve sharp vision with fast recovery time as well. At Sacramento Eye Consultants, we always make our patients comfortable in any procedure that they may need. Please visit our clinics in Sacramento and Lincoln, California, for an in-person consultation. You can also call (916) 915-0300 for appointment scheduling and inquiries about our LASIK surgery packages.