That’s what the majority of patients say following their LASIK® or cataract surgery. For most people, these are life-changing experiences. In many cases, people can see more clearly than ever before, without the aid of contacts or glasses. Most talk about enjoying their lives and hobbies as they once did. Images and colors are sharper and clearer. Both of these procedures produce results previously unimaginable. Technology has made significant advances.
LASIK is the most frequently performed elective surgical procedure in the U.S. LASIK has been proven to have long lasting results, with a high degree of safety. The majority of patients achieve 20/20 vision, and some have even better results. Over 30 million procedures have been performed worldwide, and more people are considering LASIK everyday.
Cataract surgery is the most frequently performed non-elective surgical procedure and is considered one of the safest and most effective medical procedures today. Most patients experience little or no pain and return to their normal activities the day after surgery. Cataract surgery is a relatively “patient friendly” type of surgery, and the technology of cataract surgery is truly amazing.
So over the years, why have people hesitated to experience a renewal in their eyesight? Being a well-educated patient can get you seeing a whole new world.
World-class eye care is now close to home. At one point, it meant driving up the road for multiple appointments, sitting in traffic, paying for parking, etc. But today you have convenient access to the highest-quality eye surgery here in Southern Maryland. Many people find it comforting to know their surgeon lives locally and is easily available. Talk to your friends and neighbors. Chances are one of them have now experienced vision renewal close to home.
LASIK and cataract are both serious surgical procedures. But in the hands of the right surgeon, potential problems can be greatly reduced or eliminated. Fear often comes from a lack of information. Talk to your friends and family, and learn from their experiences. In most cases, a consultation with your eye doctor is free and without any commitment. This is your opportunity to get comfortable, ask all of your questions and get to know your eye surgeon. Results can vary. Choosing the right surgeon is the most important decision you can make. Your eye care professional will review with you all risks and complications.
The technology used to perform LASIK and cataract surgical procedures is better than ever. And, the very latest is available right here in Southern Maryland. Make sure to ask your doctor about this. Ask about the Allegretto Wave laser and the Alcon femtosecond flap-making laser, both providing incredible visual results for LASIK patients. This state-of-the-art laser technology minimizes problems associated with older generation lasers, such as night vision reduction, glare and halos. And ask about the availability of advanced intraocular implants for Cataract surgery.
Having the best does not have to cost the most. Find a surgeon focused on making eye surgery affordable for you. Medicare and most insurance plans cover cataract surgery. Advanced intraocular implants that correct astigmatism and reading vision are available and now more affordable than ever. Your doctor will review all of this information with you.
LASIK prices can vary so be sure to compare prices for the same technology, surgeon experience and the various pre- and post-operative care including eye drops. Make sure that you are making a fair comparison. Some prices in Southern Maryland are lower than anywhere else in the state, with extra savings for military and their families.
The single most important decision you can make regarding your vision correction surgery is your choice of surgeon. Again, ask your friends and family for their referral. Find out about your surgeon’s years of experience, and the number of procedures they have performed. Look for office technical staff with years of experience supporting these types of surgeries. And feel comfortable to ask your local eye care professional for their recommendation of a surgeon.