Top 4 Myths About LASIK Eye Surgery Debunked

When considering LASIK eye surgery, it’s natural to encounter a myriad of myths that might make you second guess this life-changing decision. At Lake Lazer Eye Center, we understand the importance of addressing these concerns head-on. 

Don’t let misinformation hold you back from greater things. Here, we debunk four common LASIK myths, helping you see the procedure in a clearer light.

1. Myth: LASIK is painful.

One of the most pervasive fears about LASIK surgery is that it is painful. In reality, LASIK is a comfortable, minimally invasive procedure. 

Before laser vision surgery, your eye surgeon will apply numbing drops to your eyes, ensuring you are comfortable during the procedure. The advanced technology we use with our SoftTouch LASIK procedure provides a faster, gentler and more precise laser treatment compared to older versions of LASIK. 

And while you might experience some discomfort or a gritty feeling in the hours following the procedure, these sensations are typically mild and short-lived. Most patients report only minor discomfort, which can be managed easily with over-the-counter pain relief.

2. Myth: Blinking during LASIK will disrupt the procedure.

Many prospective patients worry that blinking or moving their eyes during LASIK could affect the outcome. However, our modern LASIK technology is designed to account for even the tiniest involuntary eye movements. Surgeons use advanced tracking devices that follow the eye’s movement at incredibly high speeds, so the laser can make adjustments in real time. The fact is, our lasers are faster than your eyes!

In addition to eye-movement tracking, a gentle device is used to keep your eyelids open, so blinking during the procedure is not an issue. This ensures the laser treatment of your cornea is precisely aligned throughout the surgery.

3. Myth: LASIK causes night vision issues.

Concerns about night vision complications post-LASIK can deter some potential candidates. While some patients might experience halos or glare during the initial recovery period, these symptoms typically diminish as the eye heals. 

Extensive studies have shown that the vast majority of LASIK patients achieve improvements in night vision after their eyes have fully healed. Choosing a reputable and experienced surgeon like the doctors at Lake Lazer Eye Center can further minimize the risk of any long-term night vision problems.

4. Myth: LASIK is expensive.

The upfront cost of LASIK can seem daunting compared to buying glasses or contact lenses. However, calculating the long-term expenses associated with other forms of vision correction reveals LASIK as a cost-effective alternative to a lifetime of glasses and contact lenses. 

Consider the recurring costs of prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses and solutions over the years. You may spend hundreds—even thousands—every year on these prescriptions, and you’re stuck with them for life. LASIK is a one-time procedure that can eliminate the need for these recurring expenses, not to mention the time and inconvenience you save when you no longer have to deal with corrective eyewear.

LASIK is a comfortable, cost-effective solution for those looking to correct their vision permanently. By dispelling these common myths, we hope to provide clarity and comfort to those considering the procedure. At Lake Lazer Eye Center, our commitment is to ensure our patients are fully informed and confident in their care choices. 

If you have more questions or concerns about LASIK in Detroit, we invite you to schedule a no-obligation consultation with your surgeon, Dr. Khambati, to learn exactly how the life-changing SoftTouch LASIK procedure or the SMILE procedure (both of which are versions of modern laser vision correction) can benefit you.

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.