Everyone knows LASIK is a way to correct poor vision without prescription glasses and contact lenses. But along with the popularity of this vision correction surgery, false information continues to spread among patients and potential patients alike. Let’s dispel those myths.
Myth: LASIK is painful.
Truth: Your eyes will be given a numbing agent to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure. You may feel a sensation of some pressure, especially when your surgeon creates a corneal flap, but the procedure is pain-free.
Myth: There is a huge possibility you will go blind from a LASIK procedure.
Truth: As with any other procedure, there are possible risks, but with LASIK those risks are miniscule. Plus, the procedure only affects the eyes’ front surface, which means there is very little possibility that a patient could go blind from the procedure.
Myth: LASIK can only treat people with nearsightedness.
Truth: LASIK surgery can correct all commonly acquired refractive errors in the eyes, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. There are also other refractive surgery options available for you, in case of any severe refractive errors.
Learn more about LASIK surgery and how it can restore your clear, bright vision. Call us today at 435-843-8333 to request a consultation with Dr. Griffeth.