Congratulations! You've decided to investigate laser vision correction. Choosing a qualified surgeon and center is a difficult process in itself, but for many, simply making the decision to undergo laser vision correction is a huge step.
For most who consider LASIK there is always the concern of the unknown: "These are my eyes, and I don't want anything to happen to them."
But take comfort in knowing that LASIK is one of the safest and most comfortable procedures in the world. Yes, there are potential risks to nearly everything you do in life, but with LASIK the risk is low and the benefit is clear - freedom from the irritations, dependence and expense of glasses and contacts.
With the latest advances in Excimer Lasers and surgical procedures there are several other options available to correct vision problems, as well. The important thing is to find the procedure that is best for your specific situation. LASIK, IntraLase, PRK, LASEK, IntraLASE, CK and IOLs are just a few of the choices you have.
Minnesota Eye Consultants' physicians and surgeons are regarded as true leaders in the development of LASIK, from its early inception to approval of LASIK by the Food and Drug Administration to continuing research, training and development. The practice serves as a teaching facility, training ophthalmologists and clinic professionals throughout the world on LASIK management. Quite simply, according to patients, LASIK is "a miracle." Patients who have relied on eyewear for years are astounded on their ability to see objects clearly across the room, or read a clock, just minutes after the procedure.
Your doctor will work with you to determine which laser correction option is the best fit.
For additional information, please take the time to read through this VISX Patient Education Booklet