If you are considering your vision correction options, particularly those beyond glasses and contact lenses, you are probably looking into LASIK. While it is comforting to see the enormous amount of clinical data supporting LASIK as safe and effective, it can be tough to wade through the technical language and scientific jargon often used in research articles about the laser vision correction procedure. This article from the ARSC Insight Blog helps digest the science behind LASIK: Clinical Research – The Science Behind LASIK.
We think it is important to do your own research to get an independent understanding of the procedure and what to expect. Start with asking friends and family members who have had LASIK about their experience – it is great to get a first-hand account from someone you trust. The internet is a terrific resource as well, with certain caveats. There is a lot of information – both good and bad – on the internet today. Sometimes, it is very difficult to sort truth from fiction, old versus up-to-date and what is a credible resource on the subject of laser vision correction. To help point you in the right direction, the ARSC Insight Blog also put together this primer for how to find accurate and relevant information when looking into LASIK online: Getting LASIK? Find Information Online.
Because LASIK is an elective procedure, you have to decide if it is right for you, your vision and your lifestyle. Taking the time to carefully and productively research your options is the best way to make an informed choice. Those patients who dig in and get the facts about LASIK are most likely to have an excellence experience and outcome. After doing your own research, you will likely have some questions. Bring them in to your consultation with Dr. Solomon to clarify the information so you can make a confident decision about what is the best vision correction option for you.