If you’ve been on the fence about correcting your eyesight, it’s time to consider the life-changing benefits of SoftTouch LASIK eye surgery or the SMILE procedure. Laser Vision Correction can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. In fact, more than 10 million people in the United States have undergone laser-based procedures to fix their bad vision.
LASIK has won over countless hearts (and eyes!) for good reasons. From the allure of ditching glasses and contacts for good to the rapid recovery times, we’ll explore how LASIK offers not just improved vision but also a newfound freedom in everyday life. Whether you’re an avid reader, an outdoor enthusiast, or simply crave the convenience of waking up with clear vision, consider these reasons to commit to LASIK.
1. Improved vision
LASIK surgery yields excellent vision outcomes, with more than 95 percent of patients achieving 20/20 vision or better without prescription glasses or contact lenses—and about 99.5 percent achieving better than 20/40 vision.
LASIK surgery is highly safe, with less than a 1 percent risk of complications according to numerous studies. The majority of individuals undergo the procedure without any side effects.
To enhance the safety of LASIK surgery, patients can take certain measures. It is crucial to carefully select an experienced and reputable surgeon who specializes in LASIK procedures. Before the surgery, you’ll undergo a comprehensive eye examination to assess your eligibility and determine the safest and most effective approach for your eyes.
3. Success rates
An astonishing 95 percent of people who undergo LASIK surgery are satisfied with the results, and most report they would do it again.
The success rate of LASIK surgery is typically defined by the percentage of patients who achieve their desired visual outcomes. That means 95 percent of individuals who undergo LASIK achieved clear and accurate distance vision, reduced dependency on glasses or contact lenses, and experienced minimal to no post-operative complications. This success rate underscores the effectiveness of LASIK surgery in providing positive visual outcomes for the majority of patients.
The success rate is highly dependent on ensuring the patient is an ideal candidate for the procedure. Choose a surgeon with extensive experience, who also offers various FDA-approved treatments to ensure you get the recommendation that best suits your eyes. For example, at Lake Lazer Eye Center, we perform LASIK, SMILE, and PRK. Some patients have multiple options, others are best suited to one of these procedures. When you meet with Dr. Khambati at your free consultation, he will recommend a course of action for your unique eyes, explain the thinking behind his recommendations, and answer all your questions.
4. Cost savings
While the average cost of LASIK surgery is $2200 – $3000 per eye per eye, it eliminates the need for ongoing expenses on prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses. On average, an individual spends $600 – $1000+ per year on corrective eyewear.
Over decades, this adds up to a potential savings of $14,000 or more, depending on future inflation. By undergoing LASIK, you can enjoy improved vision and save a significant amount of money in the long run, making it a wise investment for eye health—and finances.
LASIK offers remarkable convenience, making it easier to navigate daily life without the hassle of eyeglasses or contact lenses. The procedure itself typically takes just 15 minutes. Following LASIK, most individuals can typically resume their regular work or activities as early as the next day without the need for corrective eyewear.
Imagine the convenience of going out, participating in sports or recreational activities, or even traveling without the burden of carrying or managing contact lenses or eyeglasses. LASIK surgery can grant you the freedom to enjoy life’s moments with clear vision, unencumbered by optical aids.
LASIK and the SMILE procedure are safe, effective and convenient ways to correct vision problems. If you are considering LASIK surgery, talk to the team at Lake Lazer Eye Center to learn more about the procedure and whether it is right for you.
- LASIK surgery is the most commonly performed elective surgery in the United States.
- 1 million+ people undergo LASIK surgery each year.
- Most LASIK surgery patients are 20-40 years old, but LASIK can also correct vision for certain patients beyond this age range.
- LASIK surgery is becoming increasingly popular in patients over 40.
Lake Lazer Eye Center offers Detroit LASIK patients up-front pricing, and convenient and affordable payment plans for SoftTouch LASIK and the SMILE procedure. Dr. Khambati has helped thousands of people from all over the world escape the restrictions of glasses and contacts through LASIK. Detroit patients who are not candidates for vision correction can get our assistance with a contact lens evaluation or a selection of designer and specialty eyewear.