Is LASIK Eye Surgery Worth It?

If you ask the majority of individuals who have undergone laser eye surgery, especially within the past two decades when the newer LASIK technique was available, and you’ll find that most patients are delighted with their restored post-operative eye sight. In fact many will boast that they have 20/20 vision today. The fact it can now be used with Wavefront technology which can produce an extremely accurate 3D model of the patients eye means the treatment is even more effective than in the past, making 20/20 vision for the patient even more likely.

Of course not every patient has a great experience and some who have successful outcomes may experience some issues along the way. For instance there may have been a few initial teething problems in terms of dry eyes, itchiness, sensitivity and a touch of hazy sight. Thankfully though these ‘annoying’ rather than ‘distressing’ side effects tend to disappear within a matter of weeks. Having to be careful in the shower and steer clear of dust for around a week afterwards is quickly forgotten as individuals get used to their much improved vision – many of whom have never seen so well since early childhood.

Therefore, it is fair to say that the vast majority of patients thing the price was worth paying (click here to compare the current LASIK prices near you) in order to get the benefits below.

LASIK Eye Surgery – Physical Benefits

Most patients cite convenience as the biggest benefit of LASIK laser eye surgery, particularly the initial waking movements in the morning which in the past would have involved a stumble to the bathroom to put in contact lenses or a fumble on the bedside table in order to locate glasses.

Sports, especially those of the contact variety such as boxing, karate and hockey, become a lot easier to play than before (particularly if glasses had been worn in the past).

Others enjoy noticing objects and details they may have missed in the past, such as the inside of flowers or a falling snowflake. In fact they may notice details they never even knew existed prior to their surgery.

Once the cost of the laser eye surgery operation itself is paid in full, the patient may feel themselves becoming a little wealthier as time moves on, thanks to the fact they no longer have to pay monthly contact lens fees or invest in a new pair of glasses every few years.

There is the possibility that the operation will have to be repeated as the eyesight begins to naturally deteriorate again but this shouldn’t be for around two decades meaning costs savings should certainly be achieved over time. Certainly those who underwent laser eye surgery in their twenties may find that after the age of 45 they will find themselves becoming, like most people, subject to age-related long sightedness.

LASIK Eye Surgery – Psychological Benefits

Other laser eye surgery patients enjoy being stress-free when it comes to flying (ie no longer do they have to remember to switch to a 100ml bottle of contact lense solution for customs purposes (or otherwise face buying more on landing).

Then there are the psychological benefits of not having to wear glasses with patients reporting they feel much more attractive. One post-operation patient said he enjoyed a cuddle with his toddler much better now that he didn’t have to worry about her knocking his glasses off.

LASIK Eye Surgery Complaints

Like other forms of laser eye surgery the recovery time from the operation tends to be the main complaint. This differs between LASIK (which has the quickest recovery time of around two days) and PRK in particular which can take up to several months. Each individual is different of course meaning recovery times will vary slightly.

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If you ask the majority of individuals who have undergone laser eye surgery, especially within the past two decades when the newer LASIK technique was available, and you’ll find that most patients are delighted with their restored post-operative eye sight. In fact many will boast that they have 20/20 vision today. The fact it can now be used with Wavefront technology which can produce an extremely accurate 3D model of the patients eye means the treatment is even more effective than in the past, making 20/20 vision for the patient even more likely.

Of course not every patient has a great experience and some who have successful outcomes may experience some issues along the way. For instance there may have been a few initial teething problems in terms of dry eyes, itchiness, sensitivity and a touch of hazy sight. Thankfully though these ‘annoying’ rather than ‘distressing’ side effects tend to disappear within a matter of weeks. Having to be careful in the shower and steer clear of dust for around a week afterwards is quickly forgotten as individuals get used to their much improved vision – many of whom have never seen so well since early childhood.

Therefore, it is fair to say that the vast majority of patients thing the price was worth paying (click here to compare the current LASIK prices near you) in order to get the benefits below.

LASIK Eye Surgery – Physical Benefits

Most patients cite convenience as the biggest benefit of LASIK laser eye surgery, particularly the initial waking movements in the morning which in the past would have involved a stumble to the bathroom to put in contact lenses or a fumble on the bedside table in order to locate glasses.

Sports, especially those of the contact variety such as boxing, karate and hockey, become a lot easier to play than before (particularly if glasses had been worn in the past).

Others enjoy noticing objects and details they may have missed in the past, such as the inside of flowers or a falling snowflake. In fact they may notice details they never even knew existed prior to their surgery.

Once the cost of the laser eye surgery operation itself is paid in full, the patient may feel themselves becoming a little wealthier as time moves on, thanks to the fact they no longer have to pay monthly contact lens fees or invest in a new pair of glasses every few years.

There is the possibility that the operation will have to be repeated as the eyesight begins to naturally deteriorate again but this shouldn’t be for around two decades meaning costs savings should certainly be achieved over time. Certainly those who underwent laser eye surgery in their twenties may find that after the age of 45 they will find themselves becoming, like most people, subject to age-related long sightedness.

LASIK Eye Surgery – Psychological Benefits

Other laser eye surgery patients enjoy being stress-free when it comes to flying (ie no longer do they have to remember to switch to a 100ml bottle of contact lense solution for customs purposes (or otherwise face buying more on landing).

Then there are the psychological benefits of not having to wear glasses with patients reporting they feel much more attractive. One post-operation patient said he enjoyed a cuddle with his toddler much better now that he didn’t have to worry about her knocking his glasses off.

LASIK Eye Surgery Complaints

Like other forms of laser eye surgery the recovery time from the operation tends to be the main complaint. This differs between LASIK (which has the quickest recovery time of around two days) and PRK in particular which can take up to several months. Each individual is different of course meaning recovery times will vary slightly.

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