LASIK surgery is known around the world for its effectiveness in treating various eye conditions, but there are a lot of skeptics questioning it due to numerous myths and misconceptions. In today’s post, AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care, your number one choice for eyeglasses and eye services, sheds light on some of the most popular myths and misconceptions about LASIK surgery.
It Actually Hurts
This myth is entirely false as LASIK surgery is essentially a fast and painless surgery. The only pain and discomfort you would experience lasts only for a brief moment due to the pressure applied when the corneal flap is created. People might have the notion that this surgery hurts because it uses lasers throughout the treatment. In fact, the lasers used are called “cold lasers” which won’t burn the surface of your eyes. However, if you feel extremely anxious before the surgery, you can request for a mild sedative to help put you at ease.
The Elderly Can’t Undergo LASIK Surgery
LASIK surgery is only prohibited for patients under 18 years old. There’s no upper-age limit to be qualified for LASIK surgery. You could be between 40 to 60 years old and still be in great shape to undergo LASIK. However, one caveat is that you shouldn’t have certain eye conditions that will prevent you from being qualified for LASIK surgery. Some examples of these conditions include cataracts, macular degeneration and glaucoma.
LASIK Has Long-Term Effects
Some people argue that LASIK has long term effects that have yet to be discovered. This is entirely false since LASIK surgery has already been practiced in the medical industry for over 25 years with great success. In fact, long-term studies show that LASIK surgery is safe, and has paved the way in improving modern refractive surgery as technology has developed to make it more effective.
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