7 Common Myths About LASIK Laser Surgery

If you always wanted to dump those pair of spectacles but had some preconceived fears about LASIK procedure, then its time you put those myths at rest. Here’s a list of few prevailing myths that we debunk for you. We recommend you to visit Sharp Sight (Group of Eye Hospitals) to discuss any further concerns you may have.


#1 LASIK Can’t Fix Astigmatism

Its the biggest myth because with the advancement in technology LASIK in most cases, can fully correct astigmatism, and the effect is permanent. Astigmatism is a refractive error, like nearsightedness and farsightedness, and it can be easily corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses and with LASIK surgery too.


#2 LASIK Flap Never Heals

This rarely used to be true until a blade was used during a LASIK procedure. But these days LASIK is a all-laser procedure which also makes it a safe and effective procedure. Infact, in the modern blade-free LASIK procedure, the flap heals so perfectly that it does not cause any damage/complication or injury to the flap.

LASIK Flap Never Heals

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#3 The Results of LASIK Wear Off Over Time

Visual outcome of LASIK is extremely good and results of the procedure that corrects your vision by reshaping the cornea do not wear off! Having said that, though the effect of laser vision correction lasts a lifetime, LASIK cannot prevent the onset of age-related eye conditions.

#4 LASIK is Painful and Takes Long To Recover 

LASIK is totally a blade-free and painless way of getting rid of glasses! You can get rid of glasses immediately. The procedure may cause a slight discomfort but is definitely not a painful procedure. During the procedure, your ophthalmologist will use numbing eye drops which help in preventing or causing any discomfort. Most people can drive and go back to work the very next day!

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#5 LASIK Has Some Severe Side-Effects

The risk associated with LASIK is extremely low. While glare and dry eyes can be common side effects right after surgery but these subside within a few months.

#6 I’m Too Young for LASIK 

If you are at least 18 years old, you may consider LASIK. However, there are certain other circumstances under which you may not be considered an ideal candidate for LASIK. For instance, if you are a pregnant or nursing woman or if you have conditions such as diabetes, glaucoma, or chronic dry eyes you may be rejected for LASIK. The best thing to do is to schedule your consultation with us to find out if you’re a candidate for LASIK.

#7 Doctor Has No Role to Play During LASIK As Laser Does All the Work 

Many people think its only laser machine that matters but that’s not the case as the surgeon’s skill and level of expertise play a crucial role. Laser systems require proper programming to deliver customised treatment. Also, surgeon’s level of expertise and care before, during, and after surgery are critical to the success of LASIK surgery.

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If you are keen to get LASIK laser surgery, contact us. At Sharp Sight (Group of Eye Hospitals), the best eye hospital in India for LASIK, we use only the most state-of-the-art and up-to-date technology! 

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  • anamika sharma


nice blog

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