Common Questions About LASIK Eye Surgery

Common Questions About LASIK Eye Surgery

Many people are tired of the stress of wearing eyeglasses or contacts and want a long-lasting solution to correct their vision problems.

One good example of such a solution is LASIK eye surgery. If you have been pondering laser vision correction, there are some questions you should find answers to before deciding if it is right for you.

Trusted LASIK Surgeons™ has resources to help you determine whether laser vision correction surgery is right for you and a LASIK directory that can connect you to a surgeon you can trust, with proven expertise.

Is LASIK Painful?

The first question patients typically ask is whether or not laser vision correction surgery procedures such as LASIK or PRK are painful.

Fortunately, the laser vision surgery procedure itself is not painful. You will likely feel some pressure during the procedure. After the surgery, you may feel an itching or burning sensation that will soon go away. Some people will experience some pain after but that will go away with a day or two.  If you are anxious about LASIK, You will have the option of taking a small dose of Valium before surgery to help you stay relaxed.

What Are the Risks?

There are some risks associated with LASIK eye surgery. The side effects you should be aware of include:

  • Dry eyes
  • Inflammation
  • Infection
  • Impaired night vision
  • Glare
  • Halos

What Can Go Wrong?

There two key issues for you to focus on when it comes to laser vision correction surgery procedures like LASIK and PRK.

First, you should make sure you are a good candidate for laser vision surgery.  Your vision needs to be within the range of correction.  If you have thin cornea or the curvature of your cornea is very steep (a condition known as karateconous) then you may not be a suitable candidate for LASIK.

If not performed properly, there are a few things that could go wrong following LASIK. If you don’t get the projected correction from your first LASIK procedure, your surgeon may perform a touch up procedure.

Besides the minor complications and side effects like dry eyes, inflammation, halos, night vision problems, more serious complications include infection on the surface of the eye or even more serious but very rare infection inside the eye.  For those who have minor side effects, these usually last a few weeks .  The more serious and extremely rare complications can result in permanent loss of vision so be sure to find a highly qualified LASIK surgeons who has proven experience like the one you can find in the Trusted LASIK Surgeons™ Directory.  Treatments can include prolonged use of antibiotic eye drops.  In those rare cases where there is a prolonged infection inside the eye, an experience eye surgeon will treat with injections inside the eye or even surgery (vitrectomy) to control the infection.   

What Results Should I Expect?

LASIK eye surgery patients can expect to see their vision improve within the next few days after surgery. Patients begin seeing things from a distance more clearly than they could previously. The majority of LASIK and PRK laser eye surgery patients will obtain  20/20 vision and almost all will obtain at least 20/40 vision after their vision correction procedure.

Find a LASIK Surgeon from our Directories

Trusted Lasik Surgeons™ has plenty of resources to answer your questions.

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At Trusted LASIK Surgeons™, our primary goals are to provide you with the information and resources you need to take the next step in improving your vision and help you connect with a LASIK or cataract surgeon you can choose with confidence.

If you are considering LASIK, PRK, or other vision correction surgery procedures, please consult our Trusted LASIK Surgeons™ Directory where you can find skilled and reliable surgeon in your area. Trusted LASIK Surgeons™ is here to help.  

Most of the LASIK surgeons at featured in our Trusted LASIK Surgeons™ Directory are also expert cataract surgeons and many perform other refractive procedures, like the Kamra Inlay, which can help with reading problems, lens implant procedures, and corneal transplants.  Whatever your vision needs, Trusted LASIK Surgeons™ is here to help you find the best vision correction experts you can find.

Once you find a surgeon closest to you, please contact them directly by calling them or filling out their contract form from their website from the links we provide. 

Even if you do not find a highly qualified LASIK surgeon near you in our directory, please feel free to contact us at Trusted LASIK Surgeons™ and we will do our best to find an experienced vision laser vision correction surgeon you can trust and choose with confidence.

All LASIK and cataract surgeons featured at Trusted LASIK Surgeons™ are screened to ensure you can find a surgeon who has proven expertise and one with professional accomplishments that have been recognized by their peers. To learn how we screen surgeons, please visit our discussion entitled “How are surgeons screened at Trusted LASIK Surgeons™”?

Whatever your vision needs, Trusted LASIK Surgeons™ is here to help you find laser vision LASIK experts and cataract surgeons you can find in the United States.

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