One of the best ways to overcome any fear is to understand the thing you’re afraid of. When it comes to LASIK, knowing what to expect can go a long way in calming your nerves. LASIK laser eye surgery has been correcting refractive errors for 25 years, and in that time, thousands of clinical trials and studies have been conducted. This extensive research makes LASIK the most studied elective surgery to date. The results are overwhelming, and if this doesn’t quell your fear, consider these aspects as well:
1. LASIK is safe and effective. More patients are seeing 20/20 than ever before. Many of our LASIK patients can see 20/15 and even 20/10.
2. The procedure is comfortable and quick. Most patients find that the actual procedure is fast, easy and comfortable. Vision correction can be done in as little as 2-5 minutes per eye.
3. Doctors get LASIK too! LASIK is one of the few procedures that doctors choose to have done. In fact, eye doctors are five times more likely to have LASIK than the average man or woman.
4. LASIK complications are rare. Our eye surgeons have performed thousands of laser eye surgeries, and the most common complications often come during recovery, not during surgery. As long as you adhere to the recovery instructions we provide, you will likely have great results.
There’s no sure way to overcome fear, but understanding that which you are afraid of can help a great deal. LASIK laser eye surgery is a quick procedure that can give you perfect vision. If you choose to have LASIK, you’ll probably ask yourself why you didn’t do it sooner.
If you’re ready to throw out your contact lenses and prescription eyeglasses, call Seeta Eye Centers in Poughkeepsie today at 845-454-1025 to schedule your LASIK consultation. Our experienced eye doctors serve clients in Poughkeepsie, Yorktown and surrounding New York areas including Highland and Hudson Valley.