Pros and Cons of LASIK

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Considering LASIK is a big decision. If you are like most people then you will want to know the ins and outs of the procedure and gather as much information as you can. The Doctors at Utah Valley Eye Center in Orem can answer any and all questions you may have regarding LASIK Eye Surgery. We have also created a list of Pros and Cons to consider before having the procedure done.

Pro: Better Vision

Most patients report having better vision after the completion of their LASIK surgery then they had previously, even with their contacts or glasses. You should notice the difference in vision as soon as your eyes have had time to heal from the procedure.

Con: Temporary Night Vision Issues

Immediately after the surgery you may notice that your night vision isn’t as good as it used to be. You may seem glares or halos at night, especially when driving. As your eyes heal this issue will resolve itself. This won’t be a long-term problem.

Pro: No more Glasses

Say goodbye to the hassle of glasses and hello to clear vision. LASIK can rid you of the need of glasses and contacts. Glasses and contacts can be a pain to deal with every day, especially if you live an active lifestyle. With LASIK you can put those worries behind you and enjoy living life.

Con: Temporary Subconjunctival hemorrhages

Subconjunctival hemorrhages, also known as, red spots on the white of the eye could occur immediately after the LASIK procedure. These spots are bruises caused by the suction ring that was used to hold the eye still while the corneal flap was created. These bruises are bright red because the skin overlying them, the conjunctiva, is clear. The good news is that these spots disappear as your eyes heal after the procedure.

As you can see through reading through just a few of the Pros and Cons we have listed above, the Pros definitely outweigh the Cons regarding LASIK. If you have any questions or concerns about the procedure you can schedule a consultation with one of the experienced doctors at Utah Valley Eye Center in Orem. We can walk you through each step of the LASIK process to make sure this procedure is right for you.

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