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Common LASIK Myths

All Laser LASIK MythsBecause All Laser LASIK is so popular, there is a lot of information circulating about the procedure. Unfortunately, not all of it is true! In this blog post, the trusted eye doctors at Laser Eye Center clear up some of the most common myths regarding All Laser LASIK.

“All Laser LASIK is painful.”

All Laser LASIK is virtually painless. Numbing eye drops are used to keep the eyes comfortable during the procedure. Following the procedure, patients may feel some temporary discomfort. To minimize this discomfort, patients can take prescription pain medication and special eye drops to relieve discomfort.

“All Laser LASIK can make me go blind.”

All Laser LASIK yields successful results and is considered very safe. Serious complications are rare and can be addressed right away. To minimize your risks, choose an experienced and qualified All Laser LASIK surgeon and follow their pre-op and post-op instructions carefully.

“All Laser LASIK is too expensive.”

While it is true that All Laser LASIK surgery has a large upfront cost, research has shown that the procedure can actually help patients save money in vision-related costs in the long-term. Consider how much you spend on prescription eyewear each year. The cost of eyewear, combined with the cost of cleaning supplies, can add up to tens of thousands of dollars throughout your lifetime.

Laser Eye Center offers several financing options to fit every patient’s budget. Speak to a member of our team to learn more about your financing options.

“All Laser LASIK is the only laser eye surgery available.”

All Laser LASIK is the most well-known laser eye surgery but it is not the only option available. Patients who are not eligible for All Laser LASIK because their corneas are too thin to withstand the creation of the corneal flap during the procedure are often good candidates for an alternative procedure called photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). This procedure removes the outer layer of the cornea to allow the surgeon to reshape the underlying corneal tissue. Our experienced eye surgeons can help you determine which procedure is best for you.

To obtain more information about All Laser LASIK or PRK, schedule a FREE personal consultation with us today. Please contact Laser Eye Center by calling 800-80-LASER (52737).