When considering a medical procedure – particularly an elective one like laser vision correction – it is completely natural to wonder if the procedure is safe. For the millions of people who struggle with needing to rely on glasses or contact lenses to see well, LASIK’s safety profile is a topic of interest. This article from the American Refractive Surgery Council’s Insight blog covers the science and technology behind LASIK and how the combination of advances is what makes LASIK an extremely safe option for vision correction.
We here at Parkhurst NuVision want to help you make a confident and informed decision about laser vision correction. The article includes tips for how to become an informed LASIK patient with online research. Dr. Parkhurst is available to answer any questions you have or to provide some clarity around information you find on your own.
While you are looking into LASIK, you may run into references to clinical research. That’s because over the past 30 years, a lot of studies of LASIK have been conducted – about 7,000 to date. That scientific evidence is how we know LASIK has an outstanding reputation for both safety and visual outcomes. You can learn more about the research into LASIK in this ARSC Insight Blog article.
One thing you will notice being mentioned repeatedly is the concept of being a good candidate for the procedure – and this important. The only way to determine if LASIK is recommended for you – that you are, indeed, a good candidate – is to have a thorough eye exam as part of a LASIK consultation. That exam measures many aspects of your eye health and vision to help ensure a laser vision correction like LASIK is a safe option for you. Give us a call to schedule a consult so together we can gather the information you need to make the best decision for your vision correction needs.