The simple answer is no. If LASIK eye surgery is performed by an experienced LASIK eye surgeon using state-of- the-art technology, and the patient has had a thorough pre-operative eye exam, such a result would be extremely rare.
LASIK has been performed for decades with reliable results. Doctors, astronauts, first responders, and sports figures are treated every day of the week. We doubt these patients, who depend heavily on good eyesight for their profession, would have LASIK eye surgery if they thought their eyes would become weaker. They all want positive results, as you do.
The Old Myths
Sometimes false stories are passed down from generation to generation. You may have heard (even from your mom) that your vision can be hurt by: sitting too close to the TV, reading in low light or being on the computer. Your eyes may get fatigued and you may have headaches as a result, but these actions will not make your eyes weaker. So it is with LASIK.
LASIK Is Extremely Safe
Studies have shown that having LASIK is safer for your eyes than wearing contact lenses over the years. If you are cautious and do your homework, you will have a safe, effective surgery with excellent results. But how do you get there?
There are prerequisites for safe LASIK.
- A skilled and experienced LASIK surgeon
- The proper preoperative dilated exam
- Choosing only the best candidates
- Having the best technology in play
Let’s take them one at a time.
Experienced LASIK doctors like those at South Texas Eye Institute in San Antonio provide safe LASIK. Their combined years of experience and expertise ensure your results will be outstanding. For instance, Dr. Martén was recently awards 2017 San Antonio Business Journal, Women’s Leadership Award, and 2017 Winner of Better Business Bureau serving the Heart of Texas’ Torch Award for Ethics. These awards prove to showcase South Texas Eye Institute’s leadership and expertise in eye care in the San Antonio community.
The preoperative evaluation should be thorough, not a simple screening. The painless tests will evaluate all eye conditions and qualifications for LASIK in order to determine that you will be a good candidate. This is the only way to know if a patient can safely have a complication-free surgery.
The majority of complications arise when the evaluation is not comprehensive and less than optimal patients are chosen. Dr. Marten takes a careful approach and reviews all test results to choose only the very best candidates. Should your cornea be too thin to safely do LASIK, she may recommend PRK or ICL / implantable contacts. Regardless of the surgical procedure, you can expect the same benefits and great results. Learn more by watching: Lasik + Refractive Surgery – Dr. Marten on Great Day SA:
The technology you will find at South Texas Eye Institute includes state-of-the-art lasers and a customized treatment for only your eyes.
The Bottom Line
There are risks with every surgical procedure, but the chances of a patient having a vision-reducing complication is less than 1%. Studies show that LASIK complications decline as the expertise of your surgeon increases.
You can be assured that the first priority of the doctors at South Texas Eye Institute is the safety of their patients’ eyes.
Contact South Texas Eye Institute and make an appointment for your comprehensive LASIK evaluation.
Join the millions who are enjoying the freedom of clear vision with LASIK.