When considering laser eye surgery, many people research beforehand of what the procedure entails. The Internet is a hub for two forms of information: truths and myths. There are many stories online that emphasize surgical complications related to the surgery from unsatisfied patients that may make future candidates hesitate. However, when it comes to something as important as your eyesight, keep in mind that these horror stories are only part of the story, and not all surgical centers are created equal.
As a potential candidate for laser eye surgery, it’s difficult to distinguish what’s true from what’s not. At CorrectVision Laser Institute, we want to make sure you have all the facts before you decide to undergo this procedure. The staff at our Pembroke Pines laser eye surgery center have provided a list of the top three myths surrounding laser eye surgery.
Myth #1: Reading Glasses are still Necessary
Not all patients who undergo laser surgery still need reading glasses. If you decide that this is the best option for you around the age of 40, then you may need reading glasses.
Patients who are over the age of 40 tend to develop monovision. When their eyes are corrected with laser eye surgery, the dominant eye is fully corrected for distance and the non-dominant eye is left slightly near-sighted. The majority of patients don’t have trouble adjusting.
Myth #2: Laser Eye Surgery is Risky
There is no such thing as a routine surgery because every surgery has risk, and laser eye surgery is no exception. If this procedure is performed properly with the right precautions, laser eye surgery is extremely safe.
One common risk associated with laser eye surgery is transient dry eye; however, there is no direct link between these two factors. Another risk is that your vision won’t be fully corrected. The chance of your eyesight not being fully corrected is less than 1 percent of candidates who opt for this procedure, and typically they need very high corrections.
Myth #3: Far-Sightedness and Astigmatisms Can’t be Corrected
Today, almost all refractive errors can be corrected either individually or combined with multiple lasers.
CorrectVision Laser Institute is one of Florida’s most advanced vision correction practices and has extensive experience in laser eye surgery. Our goal is to open your eyes to the world of great vision by offering unparalleled expertise and the most advanced technology available. Contact us today for a consultation!