Is LASIK Eye Surgery Safe?

If you are considering LASIK eye surgery and want to know, “Is LASIK safe?”, it is natural to have some fears surrounding the surgery. However, with advances in technology, personalized evaluation and patient care, the success rate of LASIK eye surgery at Providence Eye is extremely high. It has been shown that the risk of wearing contact lenses can be greater than having LASIK eye surgery.

What is LASIK Eye Surgery?

LASIK eye surgery is a procedure that uses advanced laser technology to create a thin flap near the surface of the cornea and reshape the underlying tissue to correct vision.

Is LASIK Eye Surgery FDA Approved?

Nearly 20 lasers have been approved for LASIK by the FDA since 1995. Providence Eye & Laser Specialists uses only the latest in LASIK technology, including the most recently FDA-approved WaveLight FS200 Laser and the Wavelight EX500. These machines allow a completely customized LASIK eye surgery by tailoring the laser settings according to the size, thickness and shape of each person’s eye. These lasers maintain the natural shape of the cornea and track eye movement during the procedure at the rate of 500 times per second, delivering less risk of side effects with unsurpassed results.

What is the Success Rate for LASIK Eye Surgery?

Success rates vary among lasers, but especially depend on the surgeon and his/her expertise and attention to detail. Providence Eye & Laser Specialists well exceeds the national average, with 97% of patients having 20/20 or better vision after their LASIK eye surgery under the care of Dr. Reza Mozayeni. Dr. Mozayeni has performed tens of thousands of successful LASIK eye surgeries. This success rate is largely due to Dr. Mozayeni’s experience, expertise, attention to detail and the practice’s emphasis on individualized patient care by devoting ample time and attention to each and every patient.

Is LASIK Safe for Everyone? Considering LASIK Eye Surgery?

It is important to make sure that you are a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery. In order to ensure the best LASIK experience, it is essential that you take care in choosing an experienced LASIK surgeon who will take the time to determine if you will have the optimal outcome. If you have previously existing ocular conditions, such as cataracts, you may not be a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery. Additionally, a good LASIK surgeon should use an advanced corneal mapping system to analyze your cornea before accepting you as a LASIK patient.

If you are still wondering, “Is LASIK safe?” or interested in more information about LASIK eye surgery, schedule your complimentary consultation today with Dr. Mozayeni so that you can start to see more and live better.

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