Since FDA approval in 1999, LASIK eye surgery (also called laser eye surgery) has quickly gained popularity all over the United States. By 2010, LASIK was the single most common elective operation in the world with over 35 million surgeries performed worldwide.
One of the biggest myths about LASIK eye surgery is that it cannot correct astigmatism. Years ago it is true that LASIK was unable to correct astigmatism, but with the all-laser approach used today, astigmatism is no longer a barrier to achieving clear vision without the use of corrective lenses.
When considering LASIK over contact lenses, many patients’ biggest concern is the safety of LASIK. What many do not realize is that patients have a higher risk of losing correctible vision with contact lenses than by undergoing LASIK eye surgery, a one-time surgical procedure.
Austin is home to active residents who enjoy the outdoors: Biking, boating, camping, tennis, golf and horseback riding are all popular ways to enjoy all Central Texas has to offer. If you find contact lenses and glasses interfering with your outdoors fun, you might want to consider LASIK. Of all the things that I do […]