Some myths related to laser eye surgery

Many of the patients who have taken the decision of undergoing laser eye surgery are more than happy with it as the results they have got from such a treatment have been much better than what they had initially expected. Some are so excited and thrilled with the results that they feel that they should have gone for it much earlier. The results have been nothing short of exemplary and way beyond their expectations. Millions of people, both men and women, have undergone successful laser eye treatment, so the very myth that such a treatment could lead to vision loss remains unsubstantiated till date.

With the popularity of this laser based vision correction treatment on the rise, however, the myths surrounding it continue to pop up from somewhere or the other quite often. The simple fact is that more than 95% of the people are suitable for this type of vision impairment treatment. But before you get too excited, you must make it a point to go laser vision suitability check before being assured that you are right for this treatment.

One common misperception about this surgery is that it is quite risky and the ones who go for it actually put their vision in danger.However, in order to get rid of this myth, all you need to do is to take a look at the stats which confirm that more than 20 million people across the globe have undergone this treatment and none of them have suffered any sort of vision loss or major eye related complications. Of course, the chances of infection through this surgery are always there but they are very minimal. And the risk of infection is 10 times lower than that of contact lenses. So there is nothing to worry about as far as the safety and efficacy of this vision correction treatment is concerned.

Another myth about laser eye surgery is that only the rich and affluent can afford it as it is very expensive. This was true a few years ago when the technology and methods used for this procedure was not as advanced as it is today. But with the advancement and improvement of laser technologies and treatment, the cost of this surgery has fallen to a considerable extent.


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