All of us prefers the convenience of clear vision, but we weren’t all blessed with the gift of 20/20 eyesight. Whether you were born with vision problems or they developed over time, you must have felt that corrective lenses are required for you to enjoy everyday life. Although many people with vision problems wear contact lenses, there are risks that accompany the benefits of contacts. In comparison to glasses, contacts are more convenient, provide better field-of-view, and increase peripheral awareness. However, there are plentiful negative aspects of wearing contacts, when used incorrectly.
LASIK and other laser vision correction procedures have very high success rates. But these procedures can't produce perfect vision for everyone. The results depend a great deal on the unique way your corneas respond to laser energy and the way your eyes heal after surgery. LASIK and other procedures also can sometimes cause irregular astigmatism, leading to blurred and/or distorted vision.
LASIK with other laser vision correction procedures restructure your eye's front surface by removing microscopic amounts of tissue from the cornea. Rarely, this can cause irregularities in the shape of the cornea making your vision less distinct after surgery than it was when you wore glasses or contact lenses before the procedure.
These irregularities can sometimes be corrected with a follow-up laser procedure called an enhancement. But if your cornea found to be too thin for a second surgery, or any other problems rule out an enhancement procedure, GP or hybrid contact lenses may be your best solution.
Some risks of LASIK that help you determine whether eye surgery is right for you or not may include:
The prevalent use of contacts indicates that many people are willing to take some risks to correct their vision. In the same way, laser eye surgery is a relatively a less risky option than a lifetime wearing contact lenses, according to several studies. With technological advances such as faster, blade-free lasers, and more experienced surgeons, laser eye surgery is becoming a preferred option for improving eyesight.
Improving your vision with LASIK would substantially reduce the risk of damage to your eyes and reduce the expenses required for clear vision.