LASIK surgery is a popular vision correction surgery that has been around since 1989. Those who have had the procedure know how freeing it is to be rid of their glasses or contacts.
But the procedure is still misunderstood by many people who either don’t know much about it or have been scared off by internet horror stories. So to clear up any misunderstandings, we have put together this ultimate LASIK cheat sheet for you.
Am I a Good Candidate for LASIK?
If you are a healthy adult then yes, you most likely are. 80 percent of people are candidates for LASIK so the odds are in your favor.
Generally, the only reason someone would not be a good candidate for LASIK is if the risks outweigh the benefits of the surgery. Ultimately, only an ophthalmologist can say if you are a good candidate for LASIK.
So the best way to find out if LASIK is right for you is to schedule an appointment with your doctor.
What Should I Expect During LASIK?
Every surgery is different but in general, you can expect two things: a short surgery and a short recovery time.
LASIK surgery is an outpatient procedure and it usually takes less than 30 minutes to do both eyes. Your doctor will give you numbing drops before the surgery begins so you won’t feel a thing.
You may feel some discomfort while you are recovering at home but most patients report feeling better within a week of surgery.
How Can I Learn More About LASIK?
The best way to learn more about LASIK is to schedule your LASIK consultation here at our West Hills, CA location. Our staff will be able to evaluate you to determine whether or not you are a good fit for the procedure.
They can also help walk you through scheduling the surgery and answering any questions you may have.
Was this LASIK cheat sheet helpful or was there anything we missed? Let us know in the comments — we would love to answer all your LASIK questions!