If you’ve ever had problems with your vision in your life, something you might have considered is laser eye surgery. If you read my blog regularly, then you’ll know laser eye surgery is something I went through with myself not so long ago. This surgery was the right choice for me, but it might not be right for everyone. There are risks, and you need the right kind of prescription/health beforehand. This guide aims to help you decide whether laser eye surgery is a good idea for you!
When is Laser Eye Surgery a Good Choice?
Basically, laser eye surgery works by creating a small flap in the cornea so that it can be reshaped with the laser. The majority of people who have this surgery are very pleased and it works well, but it isn’t without risks. This surgery is a good choice for you if you have blurry vision, or are near/farsighted. For the surgery to be a success, you need to have a good assessment of the eyes done before the surgery. This is why it’s so important you choose a reputable place to do your procedure. You can learn more here if you’re interested and think it could be for you. Many people worry that the procedure will hurt as it sounds quite painful, but it doesn’t. There’s just discomfort afterwards! If this doesn’t sound like it’s for you, don’t worry, there are plenty of other options such as focus dailies contact lenses or glasses.
The Risks of Laser Eye Surgery
Just like with any other surgery, laser eye surgery does have some risks. You may be undercorrected or overcorrected and end up with poorer vision as a result afterwards. Some people report not being able to see very well at night time. You might get severely dry eyes after the surgery, and you might even suffer with swelling and infection.
If you have a fairly stable prescription from your optician, then laser eye surgery probably isn’t the right choice for you. Having a good motivation to have the surgery is important. In essence, it’s a cosmetic procedure. This means it isn’t essential. If glasses or contacts are only a minor thing in your life, then you probably don’t have the right motivations. However, if you love sports and your glasses get in the way, laser eye surgery is a good choice. Your overall health needs to be good too, as any problems you currently have could affect the rate you heal at.
Providing you’ve explored all of your other options and you’re well aware of the risks, you should be OK to go ahead with this surgery. Of course you need to have found a reputable clinic too, so lots of research is important. Once you’ve had your surgery, then you need to be prepared to stick to the aftercare advice. Personally, I’m so glad I made the decision to have my surgery. It was definitely the right choice for me, so I hope you make the right choice for you.
Any more questions, feel free to ask me in the comments!