Debunking laser eye correction myths

This article will focus on some of the existing myths about laser eye correction treatment which are prevalent in the market.

What can be touted as one of the biggest myths about LASIK is that it is not capable of treating astigmatism. The fact is that this laser eye treatment is perfect for astigmatism as it treats it perfectly. A lot of people who have gone for this treatment to get astigmatism corrected have experienced a much better quality of vision after this treatment than what they had while wearing glasses or contact lenses. So if you are suffering from this vision related complication, then LASIK is the best solution for you.

Another common myth about this treatment is that it is still new and therefore, one cannot analyze its long term effects. The fact remains that the treatment has been around for over two decades now and millions of people around the world have gone for it. And as far as its success rate is concerned, it stands at around 95%, which is a very good figure when you take the number of people having undergone this treatment into consideration.

There is another misconception associated with this treatment that the people who go for it have trouble with their night vision. Although it used to be the case earlier when the lasers used for this treatment were not as advanced as they are today, the latest technology has ensured that after effects of this treatment such as glares and halos and dry eyes remain minimized to the maximum possible extent. So you can opt for this procedure without being worried about these side effects.

A lot of people also believe that they cannot go for this laser eye correction treatment because their prescriptions have not yet stabilized. This used to be true a few years ago. The best thing you can do, however, is to seek a free consultation to figure out whether you are a good candidate for this laser correction treatment or not. Also, if you are of the belief that you are a bit too old to have this treatment, then you are making a mistake because a major percentage of people having undergone this treatment fall in the age bracket of 18 to 70 years. And even people over the age of 70 might be considered for this surgery. So stop speculating and visit a doctor and let him determine if you are a good candidate for this surgery or not.


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