Getting LASIK can be a difficult decision to make – after all, everyone has only two eyes and they can’t be replaced. Talking with your surgeon to understand what will happen after LASIK surgery should be a key part of the decision-making process, particularly since every candidate will have somewhat different recovery experiences. In general, here’s a few examples of the good that can be expected following LASIK surgery:
- No need for glasses or contacts? Well, that depends on the level of vision before LASIK surgery. For those who still need corrective lenses, vision will be better and lenses may not be needed in as many situations, plus eye prescriptions won’t be as strong. In the best cases, some people will not need lenses at all. Some people report having better vision even the next day.
- Relative lack of pain: Even though it is surgery, many people indicate that there is a relative lack of pain after the surgery.
To make the best choice, the rare but possible complications following surgery also need to be considered. Some include:
- Minor vision issues: Some people experience halos, glaze, and/or glare, which can create some nighttime driving issues. These issues tend to heal and go away on their own, but they can affect how quickly people can return to their routines, and how they need to alter their routines while the issues are clearing.
- More serious eye issue: Some people may incur eye infections or chronic dry eye. These can lead to pain, light sensitivity, or watering. Always contact an eye doctor if these symptoms occur.
- Irregular astigmatism: This can cause double vision. Surgery enhancement may be needed to remedy this issue.
General health and ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle, as well as following the doctor’s orders, will help determine both the short-term and long-term recovery experiences after having LASIK eye surgery in Phoenix, or in other local areas. Even though complications from surgery have greatly decreased, everyone considering LASIK still should do their own research and talk with their surgeon about LASIK Phoenix procedures and the possible recovery situations.