LASIK, or laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis is a popular vision correction procedure. Although it’s immensely popular, it may be hard to say the benefits of allowing a surgeon near your eyes! You only get one pair, so you want to make sure they are in the best hands possible.
98% of patients obtained 20/20 vision or better after LASIK surgery. In addition, night vision is often reported to be better after LASIK than with eyeglasses or contacts before surgery.
Freedom from eyeglasses or contacts.
Patients do not feel tied down by a daily routine of inserting and removing contacts. They also no longer feel self-conscious about having to wear eyeglasses. The majority of LASIK patients can completely eliminate their use of corrective eyewear after surgery. There’s really nothing like the feeling of waking up and being able to see instantly.
Not to mention, in the case of an emergency, you’ll be safe from fumbling around looking for a way to see. That’s priceless!
LASIK is Cost-effective.
Although LASIK surgery is often performed in less than a half hour, the results can last a lifetime. This eliminates the need to purchase replacement eyewear and also reduces the number of optometrist appointments needed, making LASIK surgery cost effective.
Think of how much you already spend on contacts, glasses, and accessories! LASIK is an investment that over time pays for itself. Imagine all the things you could do if you didn’t have to worry about buying contacts every month!
Without the need to wear glasses or contacts, patients can be more confident in their vision, as well as their appearance. Corrective eyewear is often a source of insecurity for patients, and LASIK surgery can reduce or completely eliminate the need for lenses.
There’s something special about being able to plan your outfits around whatever you want. You don’t have to worry about bulky frames or what hairstyle matches your glasses when you get LASIK. Yes, you can wear contacts, but they have their own issues as well.
Patients who undergo LASIK surgery will experience a difference in their vision almost immediately after the procedure. LASIK surgery also requires little recovery or downtime. Even patients who have suffered from vision problems for decades can leave our Long Island LASIK facility with a brand new view of the world.
There’s nothing like the feeling of opening your eyes and seeing clearly. That’s a moment that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. After LASIK, each day is an opportunity. It sounds corny, but LASIK is truly life-changing!
Certain activities such as swimming and even traveling can be a hassle for patients who need protective eyewear. LASIK gives patients the chance to thoroughly enjoy all of the activities they love. It also opens the door to careers that require excellent vision such as photography, aviation, and law enforcement. Wearing glasses gets in the way, no matter what activity you’re enjoying.
If you lead an active lifestyle, glasses and contacts only hold you back. How many times have you been participating in a run or game and then your contact starts bothering you? Maybe it falls out of your eye, or your eyes end up so dry, you can’t participate anymore.
That’s wasted time. LASIK changes all that so you can enjoy activities the way they were meant to be!
Dr. Jeffrey Martin, Dr. Lawrence Zweibel, Dr. John Mauro, Dr. David Immanuel, Dr. Lawrence Buono, Dr. William Kasper, and Dr. Grace O’Malley, have each been recognized by Castle Connolly, Inc. as “Top Doctors” in the New York Metro area, and have established a reputation for providing unerringly professional, attentive patient care. With years of experience, education, and training, they are able to achieve consistently superior results for their LASIK patients.
At SightMD, we have equipped our offices with the most sophisticated LASIK technology so that we can achieve superlative results in the safest, most efficient way possible. This includes iDESIGN Advanced WaveScan Studio System technology, which creates an intricate map of the eyes so that our surgeons can truly customize LASIK treatment. This, along with our use of the most accurate lasers available, allows us to deliver advanced, precise care.
We understand that many patients are apprehensive about undergoing LASIK surgery, and do our best to help patients feel comfortable every step of the way. That’s why we recently opened a state-of-the-art LASIK suite at our Smithtown location. This suite is outfitted with soothing amenities so patients can feel at ease before, during, and after surgery. In addition, it is equipped with the latest technology so patients can feel confident in the care they are receiving.
Don’t let your fear of the unknown stand in the way of freedom from glasses and contacts! Contact SightMD today to schedule a LASIK consultation at one of our convenient locations in the Long Island area.