Benefits & Risks of Laser Eye Surgery Explained

There has been a drastic increase in the demand for Hamden CT laser eye surgery because of certain benefits or advantages. Laser eye surgery benefits and risks have been outlined right below. 

Improved vision

The most important reason a lot of people now prefer Hamden CT laser eye surgery for their vision defects is the desire for improved vision. This implies that the procedure is very effective. According to a reliable medical report, an estimate of about 98 percent of the recipients of this treatment got a visual acuity of 20/20 and they encountered a tremendous improvement in their vision.

Permanent result

If you undergo Hamden CT laser eye surgery, you are likely not to have issues with your eyes again. The only time you may need to see your ophthalmologist again is for routine annual eye exams or later in life when you are having an age related eye issues. In fact, after the surgery, the overwhelming majority of people won’t need to wear any contact lens or other eyewear anymore.

Quick recovery

Of course, you can’t drive home after the surgery but by the following day, things would have normalized with you.  Most recipients of the treatment usually return to their lifestyle within just 24 hours after the procedure.

Cost effectiveness

This point may get you confused because the cost of laser surgery is relatively higher. Here is the thing. Other alternatives to this procedure are not likely to give you permanent solution. So, you may need to keep paying for further treatments. Even if you rely totally on your eyewear, you may have to change it numerous times.

Needless to say you will part with some money each time you change your eyewear. The big question is, do you know how many times you may have to change your eyewear? This is where laser surgery is much more cost effective. It is done once and its result is permanent. After the surgery, you won’t need any eyewear again and neither will you need to go for further treatment.  Check out the LASIK Affordability Calculator.

It offers total freedom

Unlike some treatments, you don’t need to worry about stitches or having bandages around your eyes for some days. Laser surgery does not require that. After the procedure, your initial recovery will only take 4 days.

Precautions

Since it has been proved that the vision of people that are younger than 18 is still changing, they are not eligible for the procedure. In fact, some doctors will not even recommend the procedure for you if you are not at least 21.  We have safely performed LVC for a number of patients under 21, so long as we have records of their three previous years of eye exams showing no further changes.

Pregnancy may change the measured refraction of the eye, so pregnant women are not eligible for the treatment. You should let your doctor know if you are on any medication because it is not medically advisable for people on certain medications to undergo the procedure.

Laser eye surgery is not recommended for people suffering from retinal disease, cornea disorders, cataracts, and glaucoma. In fact, if you have any medical condition, you should let Dr. Gold know. He will decide if you are eligible for the surgery or not.

Schedule Your Consultation

To learn more about laser eye surgery benefits and risks, contact our office online or call us at (203) 281-5745 to schedule a consultation. Over the last 50 years, Dr. Gold has helped thousands of patients improve their lives with laser vision correction and can help you determine whether it is right for you.

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Dr. Gold is knowledgeable and wonderful to work with. His staff, wife included, were warm and helpful with all of my many questions. And at the end of the healing process, my vision is perfect with no glasses!!!! I am very happy I had PRK done! Joan T.

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Dr. Gold is knowledgeable and wonderful to work with. His staff, wife included, were warm and helpful with all of my many questions. And at the end of the healing process, my vision is perfect with no glasses!!!! I am very happy I had PRK done! Joan T.

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Hamden Office

2440 Whitney Ave Hamden, CT 06518

Open Today 9:00am - 5:00pm

More Info Directions (203) 281-5745

Message

Dr. Gold is knowledgeable and wonderful to work with. His staff, wife included, were warm and helpful with all of my many questions. And at the end of the healing process, my vision is perfect with no glasses!!!! I am very happy I had PRK done! Joan T.