Because of its high success rate and minimal patient recovery time, LASIK is recognized as one of the most effective corrective eye procedures available. The overwhelming majority of patients enjoy significantly improved vision, and most patients return to their normal daily activities within one day of surgery.
LASIK results in less scarring, less corneal haze, and less surface area in need of healing than similar surgical methods, and most patients report only minimal—if any—post-operative discomfort. The procedure itself—which is performed under local anesthetic with FDA-approved tools—is painless.
LASIK is suitable for a wide variety of candidates, including those with astigmatisms. Additionally, because many clinics offer payment plans or special incentive rates, LASIK is affordable to even those patients whose insurance plans do not cover it.