Those of you considering laser eye surgery have probably read your share of horror stories on the Internet. Rest assured in knowing that this kind of scaremongering could not be further from the truth. When performed properly, LASIK surgery is incredibly safe.
As a matter of fact, not only LASIK surgeries have a very high success rate, but they also come with almost no complications that will threaten your sight. Eye infections are practically non-existent, since the corneal flap is strong enough to act as a natural bandage. The most common risk you’re facing is that your vision might not be completely corrected, but it’s fairly negligible and happens in less than one percent of cases.
Before going down this route, you should first make sure you’re a good candidate for LASIK surgery. Going to your eye doctor and undergoing a diagnostic eye exam should give you all the answers you need.
If you do require refractive surgery, the most important precaution you can take is choosing an experienced and skilled LASIK surgeon. That’s still not a guarantee of success, but it’s pretty close to one.