With so many options for vision correction available, why should a person consider LASIK as the best option? Although the LASIK procedure is not for everyone, for those patients who are good candidates, LASIK is a positive life-changing experience and at 20/20 Institute we hear every day why patients feel it is the best option for them.
At the 20/20 Institute, our LASIK surgeons’ results reveal that 96% of our patients achieve 20/20 vision or better by their 1 week follow-up visit and 98% of our patients achieve 20/20 vision or better by their 2 month follow-up visit.
Prior to the LASIK procedure, many of our patients stated that they could not function without their glasses or contacts. One of the largest motivating factors for patients to proceed with LASIK is to feel safe. Often patients express feeling helpless, especially in the middle of the night, wondering what would happen if they experienced a burglary, house fire or an emergency with one of their children. With laser vision correction, the anxiety of bad vision is put to rest and there is a peace of mind regarding their protection.
As revealed by the CDC report on contact lens wear that was published in August 2015, most contact lens wearers do not wear or clean their contacts as prescribed resulting in a 1 in 3000 chance of having a corneal infection resulting in significant vision loss. Other less sight threatening but still significant side effects of contact lens over wear are abnormal blood vessel growth on the cornea and contact lens intolerance. The LASIK procedure stops the threat of all of these conditions and promotes healthy eyes.
With healthcare insurance and spending currently, many patients are experiencing high deductibles with a decrease in coverage and reimbursement for eye services, glasses and contacts. Many patients take advantage of Health Savings Accounts (HSA & FSA), insurance discounts and interest free financing options which make laser vision correction affordable and save patients thousands of dollars in their lifetime.
There are many more reasons why patients feel LASIK is the right choice for them – maybe to improve your golf game, be able to see when you swim, go mountain climbing? We at the 20/20 Institute would love to meet with you and discuss why laser vision correction is the best choice for YOU.