Because contact lenses are so commonly used, many people assume that they are always safe. While contacts can surely give you visual benefits, they can sometimes put your eyes in danger as well, especially if they are contaminated.
That’s why over the years, more and more eye professionals and people with blurry vision highly recommend having LASIK to eliminate the hassles and risks of constantly wearing contact lenses.
Studies worldwide show that aside from giving brighter eyesight in a snap, LASIK is safer to your eyes than a contact lens.
The review of the medical literature indicated that:
- Use of any non-daily disposable contact for 1 year appears to be associated with 3 times the risk of having a bacterial infection in the cornea compared with LASIK.
- Even the use of daily disposable contact lenses for 5 years appears to be associated with 3 times the risk of having a bacterial infection in the cornea compared with LASIK.
- The use of daily disposable contact lenses for 1 year is not statistically different in bacterial infection risk from LASIK!
What does this tell us? The proof is in the data and studies!
We knew daily disposables would eliminate the risk of infection compared to non-disposable contact lenses, however, when compared to LASIK, infection is up with the contact lenses.
Many of our patients share that when debating whether to go for LASIK, they think about comparing the disadvantages and advantages with their current vision correction choice – which for many is Contact Lenses.
We are happy to talk with you about your concerns and offer some insights on LASIK!
If you have any queries about LASIK vs. Contact Lenses, we are here to answer them! Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 7 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517 for inquiries, questions, and appointments or talk to our consultants via LiveChat here on our website.