Hard Facts on Laser Eye Surgery (Lasik Surgery)

Here are the hard facts on Laser Eye Treatment procedure known as Lasik Surgery

  • Lasik is surgery to a very delicate part of the eye.
  • Hundreds of thousands of people have had Lasik, most very successfully.
  • As with any surgery, there are risks and possible complications.
  • Lasik may not give you perfect vision. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) reports that seven out of 10 patients achieve 20/20 vision, but 20/20 does not always mean perfect vision.
  • If you have Lasik to correct your distance vision, you'll still need reading glasses around age 45.
  • Lasik surgery is too new to know if there are any long-term ill effects beyond five years after surgery.
  • Lasik surgery cannot be reversed.
  • Most insurance does not cover the surgery.
  • You may need additional surgery — called "enhancements" — to get the best possible vision after Lasik.

Link [www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/health/lasik.htm]


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