Are you tired of irritating contact lenses and uncomfortable glasses? If you are like many people who suffer from blurry vision, your daily struggle to see clearly can be frustrating and even painful. Fortunately, recent developments in laser vision correction technology have made LASIK surgery an affordable and safe solution for many refractive errors. Here are the top four reasons you may want to consider undergoing the LASIK procedure.
There is a reason why LASIK is the most common kind of refractive surgery —it delivers clearer, sharper vision in only about 15 minutes for both eyes. From start to finish, most patients spend less than an hour on the entire procedure. Patients are free to drive the day after LASIK, and most can return to work within 24 hours.
You may already know that LASIK today is virtually painless, and any minor post-surgery irritation can be alleviated with artificial tears and a good night’s sleep. But when LASIK is performed by an experienced and skilled surgeon, 99% of patients experience no complications at all.
Whether you are nearsighted, farsighted, or suffer from astigmatism, LASIK can improve your vision and help you see the world clearly the next day. Most patients are able to achieve 20/20 vision or better. Speak with your ophthalmologist about the results you can expect from your LASIK procedure.
Depending on your prescription, LASIK surgery may cost between $1,000 and $2,800 per eye. Once you add up the cost of expensive contact lenses and solutions, pricey glasses and designer prescription shades, and over-the-counter or prescription eyedrops, LASIK can actually save you hundreds of dollars in the long run.
When you invest in vision correction surgery, you deserve to have an experienced and sympathetic doctor who is skilled in the newest surgical techniques. Dr. Mark Hornfeld has worked in private practice in New York City for 10 years, and teaches new surgical techniques to other physicians. You can schedule an appointment at his Vista Laser Vision office today by calling (212) 580-8881.