LASIK Has Given Millions Better Vision. What’s Stopping You?

LASIK in Austin

LASIK is a life-changing procedure with a high safety profile and satisfaction rate. Yet, many people with glasses or contact lenses are still on the fence about laser vision correction. This quick procedure takes just 15 minutes per eye and gives most patients 20/20 vision after a short recovery. Our eye surgeons at Austin Eye discuss the benefits of LASIK below. 

LASIK Has a Low Risk Profile 

Long-term side effects are a valid concern among many patients weary of LASIK, but this procedure has a very high success rate with minimal risks. LASIK has been FDA-approved for nearly 25 years, and long-term studies show patients enjoy positive results with minimal complications (less than 1%).  

If you’re a good candidate for LASIK, you will likely enjoy excellent vision for many years after laser eye surgery. Complications are rare, often subside on their own, or can be corrected with a second procedure. 

LASIK Is Quick and Virtually Painless 

LASIK eye surgery takes about 15 minutes per eye, and our eye surgeons administer numbing eye drops to ensure your comfort. While a patient may experience some pressure when the LASIK flap is formed, most patients report the procedure is pleasant and fast. However, our eye doctors may offer a mild sedative for more anxious patients. 

LASIK Can Correct a Wide Range of Refractive Errors 

Many people with refractive errors believe their prescription falls out of the range of LASIK, but the laser can correct farsightedness up to +6.00 D, astigmatism up to 6.00 D, and nearsightedness up to -12.00 D. However, patients with high myopia that exceeds -6.00 D may achieve better results with Visian ICL. 

LASIK Is Affordable 

Another reason people dependent on corrective eyewear may not jump at the chance to have LASIK is the perceived high cost. LASIK is much more affordable than most people realize, especially considering the lifetime cost of corrective eyewear and associated expenses. Austin Eye Clinic offers financing options so patients can achieve visual freedom with fixed monthly payments. 

The only way to know if LASIK is right for you is to schedule a consultation to discuss your vision correction options. Austin Eye Clinic offers LASIK, PRK, refractive lens exchange, and Visian ICL, helping more patients reach visual independence than ever before. 

Call our eye doctors in Austin, Texas, at (512) 250-2020 or complete our contact form.