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Keep the Cameras Rolling: Can LASIK Cause Blindness?

Your eyes are one of the most amazing parts of the human body. They are not only the window to your soul – they are the camera that captures the story of your life. Eye care is one of the most important medical maintenance routines we should practice, and yet it’s often overlooked. The eyes are truly taken for granted – that is, until you no longer have your vision. One considering LASIK may be concerned that the camera that captures their lives go black, and that keeps them from having LASIK surgery.

While it is certainly a valid concern and one that should be examined, it is not likely to occur with LASIK surgery. The process has become extremely safe and routine since its inception, so there is very little risk. Some of it is on you – you’ll need to follow up with your doctor and adhere to all post-procedure instructions.

There are side effects that are more likely to occur, like halos, glare, dry eyes and other visual complications that are generally short lived.

If you are apprehensive at all, the best way to overcome that is to have conversations with your surgeon until you feel comfortable. No question should be withheld. Make sure that you understand all aspects of the procedure that concern you before you decide that you are ready to proceed.

Still have questions about LASIK surgery? If you can’t find the answers in our blog, give us a call! We would like the opportunity to put your fears to bed and let you come in for an informative conversation. Call LASIK today andschedule your consultation with one of our LASIK specialists!


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