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Dispelling LASIK Myths

Some still have misconceptions about LASIK. It is important to set the record straight about some fears associated with LASIK.

Here are explanations for some of the most common LASIK myths:

1. LASIK Can’t Fix Astigmatism

It can and it does. For those with astigmatism, LASIK can correct your deformed cornea, correcting your eyesight in the process.

LASIK works by using a highly focused laser to reshape the cornea, and people with mild to moderate astigmatism can be candidates for the procedure. However, you first must be a candidate for LASIK, which comprehensive eye screening can determine if you are.

2. It hurts

Thankfully, it doesn’t hurt. Some people that love to have LASIK fear that the procedure might be painful. Well, the good news is that it does not, thanks to modern medicine and machine advancements.

The only discomfort can be felt, just a pressure that usually lasts no longer than a minute

But what if you’re still anxious? We’d recommend talking to our doctors. He or she can give you a medication prior to the procedure to calm your nerves. We also encourage you to ask all your questions up front. You’ll find the more you know, the less there is to be afraid of!

3. It’s Dangerous

Again, it’s not. Do you know that having LASIK is much safer than wearing your contact lens every day? Yes, you heard it.

That’s why LASIK has an unparalleled success rate and there’s no chance of blindness at all.

4. Everyone Can Be A Candidate For LASIK

Unfortunately, not everyone can be a candidate for LASIK. LASIK can yield excellent results when performed on the right patient, but it is not for everyone.

If someone is experiencing corneal thinning, other key eye conditions, or taking medications with eye-related side effects, there might be a chance that it doesn’t qualify for LASIK.

The safety of patients is of utmost importance that’s why there’s a LASIK screening first before the procedure. Those who qualify for LASIK are all safe to have the procedure.

5. There Is Only One Kind Of LASIK

There are actually several kinds of LASIK. That’s the beauty of the procedure.

At Shinagawa, we have multiple kinds of LASIK to perfectly suit the needs of patients, depending on their eye cases. That’s what makes Shinagawa the worldwide leader in terms of LASIK.

6. Recovery After LASIK Takes Time

Not at all. In fact, a person who had LASIK can actually go back to work right away the day after, not needed to file leaves.

The entire LASIK journey is relatively fast.

7. Eyes Should Be Kept Open For A Long Time During LASIK

Your eyes are likely already starting to water thinking about how long you’ll need to keep them open for LASIK. But, there’s no need to shed tears over this.

Applied numbing eye drops are there to reduce the impulse to blink. In addition, there’s an instrument used to hold your eyes open for the time of the procedure. At the same time, your LASIK procedure won’t take that long. LASIK only takes around 10 minutes, more or less.

8. Eye Movement Can Mess Up The Procedure

Another concern that you can cross of your list. The laser used in the procedure has built-in technology that tracks and accounts for the eye’s movements, including the tiniest of involuntary movements. This keeps the laser on track to correct exactly the right spot.

Explaining these common LASIK myths should make you feel more comfortable and knowledgeable about the procedure.

By now, you should know just how beneficial LASIK can be to your life. Perhaps, it might be the right time for you to have it for a brighter vision and future.

Schedule your LASIK screening at Shinagawa! Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 7-368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 for inquiries and appointments.

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