If you’re considering LASIK, you know the basics. LASIK is one of a variety of laser eye surgeries aimed at correcting refractive vision issues like nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. The procedure involves a flap being cut in the top layer of the cornea (the dome-shaped front of your eye) and the use of non-thermal light to gently reshape the tissue underneath.
If you’ve given serious thought to the idea of undergoing LASIK surgery, it’s only natural you’d have some questions. At Ophthalmic Associates of the Southern Tier, we frequently get asked about some considerations involved with LASIK: the cost, the risks, the effectiveness, and whether a given patient is a good candidate for this simple yet life-changing eye surgery.
One question that Dr. Daniel Sambursky, MD, FACS and his team are very used to answering in LASIK consultations is a very straightforward one: What are the benefits of LASIK?
In short, LASIK can restore your vision, keep you free from the inconvenience of corrective eyewear, and allow you to experience the world in a new way with clear vision around the clock. Here are a few reasons why the results of laser vision correction surgery make scheduling the procedure with Dr. Sambursky well worth the effort.
The most simple and straightforward benefit of LASIK is the reason so many people get the procedure. The freedom of waking up, rolling out of bed, and being able to see the world without needing glasses or contacts is extremely appealing to anyone who has lived through years of refractive vision issues.
This means that immediately after recovering from laser eye surgery, you’ll be able to see and experience the world around you in a whole new way. Dr. Sambursky’s patients benefit more than others because of the region in which they live. The rolling hills and forests of the Southern Tier are renowned for their natural beauty and a trip up to the Finger Lakes becomes a whole new experience with clear vision from LASIK.
Seeing clearly after LASIK means you won’t have to wear glasses or contacts, which can save you time and money. It can also increase the convenience of your day-to-day life when you consider that clear sight after LASIK means that you won’t have to worry about getting your vision checked for a new prescription every year or year or making sure you stay up-to-date on your contact lens supply.
If you know how it feels to wake up in the middle of the night and realize that you forgot to take your contacts out or reach into the box and realize that you need to reorder sooner than you’d previously thought, you understand the convenience that a simple procedure that can correct vision to a perfect 20/20 can bring.
The risk-to-reward ratio for LASIK makes the benefits stand out even more. Unlike many surgical procedures, laser eye surgery carries a very low risk compared to high odds of perfect vision after the surgery.
Here’s what you can expect when you schedule an appointment for LASIK:
Overall, around 96% of patients recover from LASIK to enjoy the benefits of 20/20 vision, and that number has the potential to rise even more when you choose Dr. Sambursky, one of the most experienced eye surgeons in his field, to handle your laser eye surgery. Dr. Sambursky has performed over 30,000 LASIK surgeries and actively trains other surgeons in the best techniques for safe and effective LASIK.
To learn more, contact Ophthalmic Associates or schedule an appointment for a LASIK consultation with us today.