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Benefits of Laser Eye Surgery - by Lee Dobbins


There's so many benefits to being able to see naturally. Many people feel a new freedom to be able to simply wake up and see past the bed sheets. You can swim and play sports much easier. Plus, you won't have to spend all that money for new contacts or glasses!

Some Of The Benefits Of Laser Eye Surgery Include:

  1. Unobstructed Vision – not having to peer around the frames of your glasses gives you better peripheral vision.
  2. Self Esteem Boost – not wearing glasses makes many people feel more confident and boosts their self esteem and quality of life.
  3. Easer To Play Sports – no more worrying that your glasses will break or a contact will pop out.
  4. Save Money – No more purchasing contacts, solution, eyeglasses or cases. After the initial expense of the surgery you will end up saving money in the long run.

Corrective eye surgery is generally safe but there are certain low risks and people that have certain conditions must not have this type of surgery. Your doctor will explain all the risks and asses if you are a good candidate for the surgery. At the most extreme is loss of vision, but this is very rare and should not happen if your doctor evaluates you properly. Other risks include developing dry eye syndrome, loss of vision clearness or seeing permanent halos or fuzziness.

There are 3 types of surgery you will want to consider:

  • LASIK or Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis is the most well known. This surgery cuts a flap in the cornea and reshapes it by removing tissue. It is a fast procedure with healing in a day or 2 and immediate improvement in eyesight.
  • PRK or Photo Refractive Keratectomy is the procedure that has been around the longest. Cells are removed from the cornea to reashape it and improve vision. It has a healing time of a month and vision improvement is not immediate but gradual over time.
  • CK or Conductive Keratoplasty is a fairly new procedure. Uses radio frequency energy applied with a hair thin device to reshape the cornea. It is an extremely quick procedure with very quick healing.

Your good vision is vital so discuss each option thoroughly with your doctor before making a final decision.

By Lee Dobbins

Rothchild Eye Institute
16244 S. Military Trail, Suite 690
Delray Beach, FL 33484
Phone: 561-287-3186
Fax: 561-495-9538
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