Many of our patients are interested in having LASIK surgery in Boston but hold back out of fear. Even though we all know someone who has had a successful vision correction procedure, the fear of the unknown prevents many people from taking the leap themselves.
LASIK is a very safe and popular procedure in the United States. Millions of people have benefited from LASIK and experienced an improved quality of life.
If you have considered LASIK but held back out of fear, this blog post may be exactly what you need. Let’s look at four of the most common fears about LASIK — you may just see that you don’t need to be afraid after all.
Fear of staying awake during the procedure
Many of our patients are strongly opposed to the idea of being awake while having surgery on their eyes. While this is understandable, the surgery itself is not as frightening as some imagine. Your doctor will numb your eyes prior to the surgery and will give you something to help you relax. The surgery itself is very short — it takes about ten minutes to complete and less than twenty seconds of total laser time.
Fear of the laser
Many people dislike the idea of the laser and worry about the chance of complications. However, your risk of complications during LASIK are less than one percent. The laser only makes contact with your eyes for a couple seconds. Plus, thanks to a special eye-tracking system, the laser can’t miss the calculated targeting on your eye for your discussed results.
Fear of financial burden
Most people believe that there is no way they will be able to afford the LASIK procedure. While LASIK does require an investment, most people who have had the procedure agree it was well worth the money spent.
There are many ways to pay for LASIK. Many patients choose to use their annual income tax returns, savings, or Care Credit. Here at Nielsen Eye Center, we offer the best financing options in vision correction.
Don’t forget your savings on glasses, contact lenses and the supplies associated with these things.
Fear of a lengthy recovery
If you are worried that LASIK will leave you holed up on the couch for months, don’t be. While it may take a couple of weeks for your eyes to completely stabilize, the recovery period is pretty short. Most patients are back to their routine the day following surgery.
Interested in learning more about LASIK surgery in Boston? Contact our office to schedule your consultation today. We have our knowledgeable Patient Advocates who are ready to discuss getting started with a free consultation with one of our highly qualified surgeons.