Does LASIK hurt? What if I blink during LASIK surgery? At Lake Lazer Eye Center, we’ve heard all the questions and common concerns potential candidates have about LASIK vision correction. We believe that with clear, detailed communication, patients with myopia, presbyopia and astigmatism are usually much less frightened.
That’s because usually people avoid LASIK surgery simply out of fear of the unknown. With this article, we dispel a few common myths, so you can be less anxious about the decision to get LASIK.
- LASIK is among the safest, most successful vision correction procedures in history.
LASIK has been available for about two decades, yet in that relatively brief time, it has become one of the most popular – and safest – voluntary procedures in medicine. At Lake Lazer Eye Center, our SoftTouch LASIK Technology is fast, virtually painless and has an extremely low risk of complications.
LASIK vision correction has been performed on millions of people across the globe and has a patient satisfaction rate of about 96 percent. What’s more, Dr. Khambati has one of the highest LASIK success rates in the state of Michigan. These are numbers that speak volumes.
- You won’t mess up LASIK by blinking or moving your eye.
Your LASIK surgeon will use a tool called a lid speculum that makes it impossible to blink during LASIK. Our SoftTouch LASIK technology is also designed to prevent eye movement from affecting the precision of the surgical laser.
It’s normal for a patient’s eye to make small, involuntary movements. Modern LASIK equipment includes a sophisticated system that uses infrared tracking to detect even the tiniest random eye shift. The system then automatically corrects the surgical laser’s aim to maintain extreme precision for optimal visual outcomes.
- LASIK requires very little down time.
The human eye already has a remarkable ability to heal itself, and modern LASIK eye surgery equipment is designed to be as gentle on the structures of the eye as possible. This is especially true of the next-generation, all-laser LASIK technology we utilize at Lake Lazer Eye Center.
All-laser SoftTouch LASIK surgery carries with it several significant advantages for both eye doctors and patients:
- Consistent and predictable surgical performance
- Lower risk of complications
- More precise correction of refractive errors
- Less discomfort than bladed LASIK
- Better visual outcomes
What’s more, for patients who qualify for the Zeiss SMILE procedure, recovery time is even faster. At your consultation, you can discuss with Dr. Khambati whether SoftTouch LASIK or Zeiss SMILE is ideal for your unique eyes.
- Lake Lazer Eye Center is one of the region’s most trusted LASIK vision correction providers in Detroit.
For more than 20 years, Dr. Shabbir Khambati has served patients in Milford, Southfield, Detroit and surrounding areas in Michigan at Lake Lazer Eye Center. To date, he has performed more than 20,000 surgeries, each with a clear dedication to excellent patient care.
Once you know the truth about LASIK, it’s not so scary after all. Certainly not as scary as tearing your last contact lens at the beginning of a holiday vacation! Call or click now to book your free consultation with Dr. Khambati and find out if you qualify for vision correction.
Lake Lazer Eye Center is the Detroit LASIK center that offers up-front pricing, and convenient and affordable payment plans for SoftTouch LASIK and the Zeiss SMILE procedure. Dr. Khambati has helped thousands of people from all over the world escape the restrictions of glasses and contacts. In the event that you’re not a candidate for vision correction, we’ll assist you with a contact lens evaluation or a selection of designer and specialty eyewear.