Yes, the risk of serious complications is less than 1%. The most common complications are temporary and treatable. Dr. Wasserman will discuss these with you personally at you complimentary Qualifying Appointment. In general the most common side effect experienced by patients is dryness in the eyes and fluctuating vision during the day. Generally these subside within the first month. Most other side effects experienced by LASIK patients are temporary and may include: scratchiness, dryness, glare, light sensitivity, hazy or blurry vision, halos or starbursts around lights.
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LASIK is the most advanced laser vision correction technique available. It is certified and proven to correct low to relatively high amounts of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. A cool beam laser is used to reshape the cornea to achieve your ideal correction. While LASIK may decrease or even eliminate your need for corrective eyewear for distant vision, you may still need reading glasses sometime later in life.
98% of Dr. Wasserman’s patients see 20/40 after LASIK. Over 96% of them have 20/20 vision or better, and will never need glasses for distance vision again.
No. Anesthetic drops make the procedure virtually painless. After LASIK you will experience little or no post-operative discomfort other than a mild scratchy feeling.
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Long term wear of contact lenses can alter the shape of your cornea creating inaccurate measurements during the qualifying appointment. Dr. Wasserman requires a minimum of 2 weeks out of your contact lenses before you can safely have the LASIK procedure. If you must wear your contacts to your initial appointment, we can still determine your candidacy, but you will have to remove those contacts for at least 2 weeks prior to surgery and then return to retake some of the tests.
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