Thinking about having LASIK but not sure of getting visual satisfaction? A new study was recently published by the journal of ophthalmology that might help one see the benefits of not waiting to have LASIK.
The study involved 1800 participants, twenty sites across the United States who completed a study-specific baseline survey during a contact lens examination or while being evaluated as a candidate for LASIK. Links to follow-up surveys were emailed annually for 3 years.
The results of the study found Patients 40 years of age or younger when they had LASIK were somewhat more likely to be strongly satisfied than older patients. LASIK significantly reduced difficulties with night driving and nighttime visual disturbances among former contact lens users and former glasses users. The proportion with dry eye symptoms at 1, 2, or 3 years after LASIK was not significantly increased relative to baseline contact lens wear but was significantly increased relative to baseline glasses use, consistent with many glasses users having tried and abandoned contact lenses because of latent dry eye problems. Compared with continued contact lens wear, LASIK significantly reduced the self-reported rates of eye infections, ulcers, and abrasions each year.
Compared with contact lens wear, current LASIK technology improved ease of night driving, did not significantly increase dry eye symptoms, and resulted in higher levels of satisfaction at 1, 2, and 3-year follow-up.
The best way to determine if you are a candidate for LASIK is with an in-depth examination of your eyes. LASIK can treat a broad range of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism in people who are at least 21 years old, who are in good general health with a stable prescription and who don’t have any eye diseases.
Ask your eye doctor today and schedule your LASIK consultation.
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