If you’re considering Lasik surgery, you’ve probably heard about the many advantages that the procedure can offer, but you’re wondering if there’s a downside as well.
The fact is, there’s no such thing as a medical procedure that has absolutely no risks, but Lasik surgery is a very low-risk operation, and most patients find that the advantages far outweigh the drawbacks. With that in mind, let’s take a look at Lasik pros and cons, and talk a bit about what you can expect from the ophthalmologist in Canton who will do your Lasik surgery.
The Pros of Lasik Surgery
The biggest advantage of Lasik surgery is, quite obviously, that you will see improvement in your vision almost immediately. In fact, most patients find that 12-18 hours after surgery, their vision is every bit as good as it was with their glasses or contact lenses – which they can now throw away!
Another advantage is that you no longer must think about taking care of your glasses or worry about losing them.
If you wear contact lenses, another pro is that you can forget about having to contend with cleaning solutions, irritation from wearing your contacts too frequently, or experiencing irritation from your contact lenses.
The Cons of Lasik Surgery
Of course, nothing is ever perfect, and there can be a few downsides to Lasik surgery. They’re minimal, though, and not long-term.
The first con is that when you have Lasik surgery, you can usually expect to have red spots on your eyes for a while. This isn’t anything to be afraid of, though, and in fact, it’s very common. It’s bruising as a result of the surgery, and although it can look a bit scary, you can expect the spots to go away in just a few weeks.
You might also find that your eyes feel a bit sensitive after your Canton eye doctor does your Lasik surgery, but again, this will pass in little time.
Your eyes might also feel a bit dry following Lasik treatment from your ophthalmologist in Canton, but again, this will be temporary. It can usually be alleviated by using over-the-counter eye drops. Consuming food that is rich in Omega-3 acids (like salmon, mackerel, or other fatty fish) can also help to alleviate the problem of dry eyes.
If you don’t see as well as you once did, Lasik surgery from your Canton eye doctor can be the ideal solution. The side effects are minimal, and most people who undergo the surgery are more than happy to get rid of their eyeglasses and contact lenses.
If you’d like to know more about the benefits of Lasik surgery, give Fladen Eye Center a call at 330-489-1441, or visit our contact form. We’d love to work with you to help you get your eyesight back to the point it was before you needed glasses or contacts!