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The Problem with LASIK


I think a lot of people get corrective eye surgery, such as laser or LASIK, yet they do not realize the main concern with these types of operations.

Basically, human vision continuously changes throughout time, and corrective eye surgery does not prevent that. Meaning the most patient will have much better vision immediately after corrective eye surgery, however these patients will continue having their vision change through time. It may take 10 years, 5 years, 1 year, or a few months after corrective eye surgery; however given enough time, these patient that had eye surgery will probably again require needing eyeglasses, contact lens, and/or another corrective eye surgery. There may even be a limit on the number of times a person can have corrective eye surgery.


My only advice is for people who believe that their eye prescription is relatively stable and will remain so for a long time to consider any corrective eye surgery. Typically, this is true for younger people, since older people more often change their eye prescriptions. As a result, this will maximize the duration for not needing eyeglasses or contact lens in the near future. Of course, everyone is different, so ask your doctor and then get a second opinion or two.

In my opinion, our vision is extremely important, so please do not take any unnecessary risks with it.

by Phil for Humanity
on 10/20/2010

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