When LASIK surgery was first introduced, many patients felt wary about claims of improved vision without the use of corrective lenses. It was one of those things that seemed too good to be true. However, time has proven that LASIK surgery can successfully correct vision impairment, reducing a patient’s dependency on corrective eye wear, and, in some cases, freeing them from that need all together. As LASIK has proven a success, it has grown in popularity. In fact, LASIK is now performed on nearly a million people each year, with an overwhelming majority of those patients benefiting from the success of surgery. At North County Laser Eye Associates, we ensure that our Carlsbad patients experience high LASIK success rates by combining the experience of our laser eye surgeons with the most advanced LASIK techniques available.
How Successful is LASIK?
LASIK is a surgical procedure that carries one of the highest success rates and one of the lowest rates of complication. It is safe to say that LASIK is considered a very successful refractive treatment. LASIK surgery has proven a success for patients suffering from a range of visual impairments, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. More than the fact that LASIK is successful for a great number of patients (reports indicate that LASIK results in improved vision for roughly 99 percent of patients), but the degree of success is also impressive. Of those who undergo LASIK surgery, around 85 percent of those patients achieve vison of 20/20 or greater. In many cases, the improvement achieved matches or surpasses the visual improvement that was achieved through the use of corrective lenses.
Ensuring LASIK Success
While LASIK is likely to be a success for patients, there are steps that should be taken in order to ensure that this is the case. The following are important factors in ensuring the success of LASIK surgery:
- Candidacy:LASIK is not the right option for all patients. A thorough examination is required to determine if one is an ideal candidate for successful LASIK surgery.
- LASIK surgeon:As with all surgical procedures, it is important to have a skilled and experienced surgeon performing the procedure. Our laser eye surgeon is skilled and trained in the latest LASIK techniques and has a proven record of LASIK success.
- Technique:Traditional LASIK produces great results for many patients. Still, others require a greater degree of accuracy and precision. We offer custom LASIK, which allows surgeons to address even the minutest irregularities on the cornea.
- Recovery:Following LASIK, it is very important that the eyes are cared for properly. Using eye drops as prescribed and following all post-surgical care instructions will ensure a smooth recovery free of complications, which is vital to the ultimate success of LASIK.
For the large number of patients who are tired of relying on glasses or contact lenses for vision improvement, LASIK may be the ideal solution. If you are interested in finding out if LASIK is right for you, contact us to schedule a vision consultat North County Laser Eye Associates. We look forward to hearing from you!