20/20 Vision - Still a Dream
Many people consider Lasik surgery as a panacea for their vision
problems. They believe that it can bring back their perferct vision.
Is laser surgery really that effective? Is it really able to restore
everyone's eyesight to its former perfect 20/20 vision or better?
Can you0/20 vision or better? Can you now consign your glasses and
contacts to the thrash can and never get them back. The answers
you get to your queries may come as a complete surprise to you.
Honestly, not everyone achieves 20/20 vision after surgery0/20
vision after surgery. Unfortunately, all researches cannot present
the actual figures or success rate. The website www.corneatexas.com
says their success rate is 96%.. On the other hand, www.aapecs.com
says that only about 55% patients gain 20/20 vision after surgery
and 92% gained 20/40 vision, which is the minimum requirement to
get a driver's license in the United States.
Based on these, you will realize that presented data can be simply
contrived to suit the purpose of its benefactors. You can not make
your decision to having a surgery by just looking at the statistics
the surgeon gives you. Do not forget that the doctor is also in
business and every patient is considered a potential income for.
He will convince you with whatever data he possess make that sale.
Statistics could be one of your considerations but definitely not
the sole basis of making your decision.
Each person's eye is different from another person's. The final
decision to have the surgical procedure done should be after several
consultations with a reputable doctor. Do not consult a doctor you
are hardily acquainted with or who has not gained your confidence,
especially if he will be the one to do the procedure. They might
just be after your money. Get the opinion of the doctor that has
been treating you for years. Surely, the years of knowing and consulting
this doctor is merits a valuable score for trust and his unbiased
opinion could prove to be very invaluable.
Be cautious with doctors who promise you that you will never have
to see the rim of an eyeglass again as they guarantee restoration
of your eyesight to a perfect 20/20 visionerfect 20/20 vision. As
in many things, there is no hundred percent guarantees in medicine.
In reality, most people will still have to uses glasses even after
the surgery. It could be of lower grade, but still they will be
in need of corrective lenses. That is one truth you will have to
understand before acquiescing to finally have the surgical procedure
A lot of people undergo surgery without fully knowing and understanding
the possible complications and side effects the procedure could
bring about. All of these information should be learned and understood
so you do not jump the gun. Ask yourself what are your reasonable
expectations from this surgery. Again, ask yourself what could be
the likely result of the surgery? Even if the entire procedure only
takes 20 minutes, for some people, or for you, healing period can
extend to six months. Not that you will be wearing an eye patch
or bandage over your eyes, or suffer pain while recuperating.
What we mean by this is it will be within that critical six month
period when would be able to determine if the Lasik surgery was
a success or a dud. If after six months there was no remarkable
improvement observed in your vision, then obviously, the procedure
was a failure. It is also during these six months where you could
experience the side effects. If you feel something unusual, you
should promptly report this to your doctor. The key to mending possible
further damage to your eye is prompt attention. Do not wait to experience
a certain heaviness behind your eyes, extreme dryness and dimming
of your eyesight and sensitivity to light. The chances of fixing
these conditions will be better if dealt with early.
Honestly, you might not be able to say goodbye to your glasses
or contacts just yet. You have to know everything that there is
to know about this procedure, the benefits as well as the risks
to be able to manage your expectations. "Knowledge is power"
might be an overused expression, but it is true. Conduct a thorough
research about the procedure first, find out about the benefits
and then research about the side effects.
Know more about your prospective doctor. Asking questions and getting
the right answers never hurt anyone. A reputable eye doctor will
give you straightforward answers rather than getting your hopes
up with promises of miracle and restoration of your perfect 20/20
visionerfect 20/20 vision. Now, armed with all these information,
you are now prepared to give a decision regarding having the surgery.