Contacts vs. LASIK, these two options have long vied for the honor of being labelled the “best” vision correction treatment out there. The majority of concerns that patients raise are related to cost and safety. Contact lens wearers often ask, “is LASIK safer than contact lenses?” and “is LASIK more expensive than contact lenses?”
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While LASIK has more than an overall 95% satisfaction rate, additional corrective vision options such as contacts or glasses are sometimes necessary. Learn about the reasons some LASIK patients may have additional corrective vision needs post-LASIK, here.
Learning how to prepare for LASIK eye surgery is an important step towards correcting your vision, whether you and your doctor have decided LASIK is the right procedure for you, or even if you’re still researching your options. We’ve outlined some of the key steps you can take to best prepare for your LASIK surgery.
One of our patients recently asked us, “Can you get LASIK if you wear bifocals?” It’s an interesting question. Many people must wear bifocals to help correct deteriorating vision brought on by aging. These bifocals help correct a condition called presbyopia (meaning “old eye” in Greek) that causes blurred close-range vision, especially within low light. With the onset of presbyopia, even those who have never before needed glasses may find themselves in need of bifocals—a frustrating occurrence at best.
When you think LASIK eye surgery, dry eyes might not be the first thing that comes to mind. Typically included in the list of benefits of LASIK eye surgery are improved vision, permanent results, and the ability to dispense with expensive glasses and contacts. In fact, the list of pros for LASIK eye surgery is so long that it’s easy to not take into consideration LASIK’s few drawbacks, such as the increased likelihood of having dry eyes.