LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) is a type of refractive eye surgery that can improve vision by reshaping the cornea, the clear front part of the eye. LASIK surgery is a safe and effective way to correct common vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Approximately 800,00 surgeries are performed in the US each year. The talented LASIK Surgeons at SoCal Eye in Long Beach, California bring you five benefits of LASIK surgery.
The most obvious benefit of LASIK surgery is improved vision. Most people who undergo LASIK achieve 20/20 vision or better, which means they can see clearly at a distance of 20 feet or more. According to the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), approximately 95% of LASIK patients achieve 20/40 vision or better, which is the legal standard for driving without glasses or contact lenses.
LASIK surgery offers convenience that glasses and contact lenses cannot. Once you’ve had LASIK surgery, you won’t have to worry about packing contact lenses or cleaning your glasses. You’ll be able to wake up and see clearly without any aids. Additionally, LASIK surgery can improve your ability to participate in sports or other activities that are difficult or impossible to do with glasses or contacts.
Although LASIK surgery is an investment, it can be cost-effective over time. According to the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the average cost of LASIK in the United States is $2,088 per eye. (Check with SoCal Eye for Promotions) However, when you factor in the cost of buying and maintaining glasses and contact lenses over a lifetime, LASIK can be a more cost-effective option. A study published in the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery found that the average person spends $17,000 on glasses and contact lenses over their lifetime.
Quick recovery time:
Another benefit of LASIK surgery is that recovery time is relatively quick. Most people are able to return to work and other normal activities within a day or two after surgery. According to a study published in the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 84% of patients were able to return to work within one day after LASIK surgery, and 97% were able to do so within one week.
High success rate:
LASIK surgery has a high success rate. According to the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, more than 95% of LASIK patients are satisfied with their results. Additionally, LASIK has a low complication rate. A study published in the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery found that the rate of serious complications was less than 1%.
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In conclusion, LASIK surgery offers many benefits, including improved vision, convenience, cost-effectiveness, quick recovery time, and a high success rate. If you’re considering LASIK surgery, it’s important to speak with an experienced eye surgeon to determine if you’re a good candidate for the procedure. SoCal Eye invite you for a Free Evalution to see if LASIK is right for you. Call: 562 531 2020 or make an appointment request online here.