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Do the Benefits Outweigh the Costs of LASIK?

  • August 11, 2020

LASEK surgery offers a wealth of benefits for most patients. If you’ve been considering LASEK, consider just a few of the benefits of LASEK listed below. 

Improved Vision: The primary LASEK benefit is that 95% of patients who undergo the procedure achieve 20/40 vision, the vast majority of those achieving 20/20 vision or better.  Although each patient is different, the statistics show that a significant number of those who undergo LASEK surgery vastly improve their vision. 

 

Long-lasting Results: Following a stabilization period of about 3 months for the eye to adjust, LASEK results are expected to be permanent. Some patients will need reading glasses as they age due to normal vision changes that occur in the aging process, as LASEK surgery does not correct those types of issues.

 

Quick Recovery: Another LASEK benefit is the quick recovery after the procedure.  Patients cannot drive immediately after LASEK surgery, but most patients return to normal schedules as soon as the day after the procedure. 

 

Safe and Quick Procedure: LASEK surgery is performed quickly, and because the skilled surgeons at BoozmanHof use blade-free methods, which they have found to be more accurate, the procedure is considered by many to be one of the safest surgeries performed today.  The entire procedure takes just a matter of minutes, making this another LASEK benefit.

 

Money Saving: One LASEK benefit that is often not considered is that the procedure saves money in the long run.  Contacts and glasses usually need to be replaced annually. The total spent for corrective lenses can reach into the tens of thousands during a patient’s lifetime.  LASEK has become more affordable over the last decade, as new technologies are developed, making it more economical to invest in LASEK surgery than continue to expend money for new glasses or contacts each year.

 

Life Changing: Many BoozmanHof patients say that the best LASEK benefit is the life change it creates for them.  Patients often say they gain confidence, and many indicate they are able to participate in many recreational activities they were unable to do before because of their need for glasses or contacts.

LASEK is an investment and is not cheap. In addition, because it is generally considered an elective procedure, insurance usually does not cover the expense. However, for most patients, the benefits far outweigh the cost of LASEK. To learn more about LASEK or to find out if LASEK is right for you, contact BoozmanHof at 479-246-1700 or website to schedule a consultation.