I would suggest not having any kind of corneal vision surgery (LASIK, PRK, Contoura, SMILE) with dry eyes. Dry eye conditions vary in severity but all will become worse with any corneal surgery. This is because of the unavoidable damage to the sensory corneal nerves that...Continue Reading
Given a healthy eye and appropriate Rx to be treated, LASIK can be done safely and effectively at almost any adult age. The real issue here is whether LASIK can be counted on to correct all the human eye's focusing problems as is usually the case in people under 40....Continue Reading
It seems like more risks are coming to light for LASIK surgery. Is this overblown or has new information actually come to light?
No. There is very little (if any) new findings in the way of risks/downsides to LASIK that has not been known for at least 10-15 years. LASIK remains one of the safest and most successful surgical procedures ever. This is still true when performed on an...Continue Reading
All LASIK, regardless of the brand of laser used, is equally safe in terms of risks. The different sub-types of LASIK (such as topo-guided, wavefront-driven, etc.) will vary slightly only in terms of optical efficiency -how perfectly the treated cornea can focus an image....Continue Reading
I do not believe there are any cases at all where LASIK has blinded anyone. If there were to be one, it would undoubtedly be part of a much more complex situation than straightforwardly treating myopia. This is not to say there are no people who have ever had serious...Continue Reading
A large study of results of people who had LASIK after 3 years compared to others who had been wearing contact lenses for those three years found that LASIK led to 1) more satisfactory vision, 2) including 3) better nighttime vision with less glare, than contacts, as well...Continue Reading
I was told my vision is 20/50 although I have no type of vision impairment nor do I need correction. I was told that’s good vision. Especially for aviation. Is that true?
Are you sure your eye doctor didn't say you had 20/15 visual acuity? That would sound a lot like 20/fifty but would be much more likely. Many people think 20/20 means "perfect" vision but this is not the case at all. "20/20 means "normal" visual acuity at distance. When...Continue Reading
No. LASIK, like all refractive surgery, is considered for medical and optical purposes to be an elective procedure. Like most plastic surgery, it is not covered by insurance. Occasionally there may some sort of discount available for LASIK by certain insurance plans,...Continue Reading