Is LASIK Safe?
If you are considering LASIK eye surgery and want to know, “Is LASIK safe?”, it is natural to have some fears surrounding the surgery. However, with advances in technology, personalized evaluation and patient care, the success rate of LASIK eye surgery at Providence Eye is extremely high. It is proven that the risk of wearing contact lenses can be greater than having LASIK eye surgery. For example, contact lenses can damage your eyes if not used with proper care and they have the ability to cause irritation, eye infection, or corneal ulcers.
What is LASIK Eye Surgery?
LASIK eye surgery is a procedure that uses advanced laser technology to create a thin flap near the surface of the cornea and reshape the underlying tissue to correct vision.
Is LASIK Safe and is it FDA Approved?
Yes, LASIK is safe! Nearly 20 lasers have been approved for LASIK by the FDA since 1995. Providence Eye & Laser Specialists use only the latest in LASIK technology, including the FDA-approved WaveLight FS200 laser and the WaveLight EX500 laser. These machines allow Dr. Mozayeni to completely customize all of his patient’s LASIK eye surgery by tailoring the laser settings according to the size, thickness and shape of each patient’s eye. These lasers maintain the natural shape of the cornea and track eye movement during the procedure at the rate of 500 times per second, delivering less risk of side effects with unsurpassed results.
What is the Success Rate for LASIK Eye Surgery?
Success rates vary among lasers, but especially depend on the surgeon and his/her expertise and attention to detail. Providence Eye & Laser Specialists well exceeds the national average, with 97% of patients having 20/20 or better vision after their LASIK eye surgery under the care of Dr. Reza Mozayeni. Dr. Mozayeni has performed tens of thousands of successful LASIK eye surgeries. This success rate is largely due to Dr. Mozayeni’s experience, expertise, attention to detail and the practice’s emphasis on individualized patient care by devoting ample time and attention to all of our patients. As a patient, you are important to us!
Who is a LASIK Candidate?
It is important to make sure that you are a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery. In order to ensure the best LASIK experience, it is essential that you take care in choosing an experienced LASIK surgeon who will take the time to determine if you will have the optimal outcome. If you have previously existing ocular conditions, such as cataracts, you may not be a good candidate for LASIK. Additionally, a good LASIK surgeon should use an advanced corneal mapping system to analyze your cornea before accepting you as a LASIK patient.
At Providence Eye, Dr. Mozayeni will evaluate your vision, the health of your eyes and analyze your corneas during your LASIK consultation. With this information and after having a conversation with you, Dr. Mozayeni can then determine if you are an ideal LASIK candidate.
If you are still wondering, “Is LASIK safe?” or interested in more information about LASIK eye surgery, contact us today to schedule your FREE consultation with Dr. Mozayeni so that you can start to see more and live better.