8 Questions I Want You to Ask Me About LASIK (Part I of II)

LASIK questions from Charleston, SC, surgeon Dr. Kerry Solomon.

Being informed about your vision correction options, including laser eye surgery, is an important first step in determining what’s right for you. In this 2-part series, we cover eight questions I want you to ask me while doing your research and evaluating if LASIK in Charleston, SC, is right for you.

 1. Is LASIK safe?

Recently, I led a group of scientists in reviewing all of the available published scientific literature worldwide about LASIK – there are more than 7,000 clinical research studies that have been conducted about LASIK. All of this research, which is one of the largest amount of data compiled about a medical procedure, points to the conclusion that vision correction using the latest LASIK technologies is incredibly safe. Read more about the findings.

2. Am I a good candidate? (and, if yes, why?)

A comprehensive examination of your eyes and evaluation of your vision determines if you are a good physical candidate for LASIK. If LASIK is recommended, it then becomes a matter of whether or not the procedure is right for you, your lifestyle, and personality that then informs if you are a good candidate overall for LASIK.    

3. How much experience do you have with LASIK?

Being comfortable with and confident in the level of skill and experience of your LASIK surgeon is essential to a successful outcome. I’ve been performing LASIK for more than 20 years and have been active in the research and development behind many of the procedure’s advancements during that time. Learn more about my experience.

4. How do the risks of LASIK compare to the risks of contact lenses?

Contact lenses are a very popular choice for vision correction, but they are not without risk. In fact, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, citing recent clinical research, puts the risk of sight-threatening complications at 1 in 500 contact lens users. This is due in large part to the risk of serious infections resulting from a lack of disciplined wear and care. As a point of comparison, the risk of sight-threatening complications related to LASIK surgery is far lower – approximately 1 in 10,000 patients.

Tomorrow, we will continue with our final 4 questions.

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Dr. Kerry Solomon is one of the most renowned ophthalmologists in Charleston, and the entire state of South Carolina. At his Mt. Pleasant ophthalmology practice, with additional locations in North Charleston, West Ashley, and Summerville, Dr. Solomon specializes in refractive lens exchange, PRK, LASIK, cataract surgery with multifocal IOLs and toric lenses, and other eye surgery procedures. His patients come to Charleston from areas such as Myrtle Beach, Columbia, Hilton Head, Goose Creek, Johns Island, and Kiawah Island, SC; Asheville, NC; and Savannah, GA.

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