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Common LASIK myths — debunked!

Man and woman sitting together on a beach boardwalk. Both are smiling. They are holding hands.Even though LASIK is one of the most popular (and safest!) elective surgical procedures available today, there are still several myths floating around about it. Here are some common myths of LASIK along with the facts that debunk them:

Myth: LASIK is too expensive.

Fact: The cost of LASIK is now more affordable than ever. Along with vision insurance coverage, there are several financing plans that can make it even more affordable. We can provide a clear estimate of what your procedure will cost and can review your payment/financing options.

Myth: I’m too old for LASIK.

Fact: The only age restriction that would prevent you from getting LASIK is if you are younger than age 18. No matter your age, you can get a LASIK procedure done as long as you don’t have an eye condition such as glaucoma or macular degeneration. Are you considering LASIK? The best way to find out if you are a good candidate is to schedule a free consultation.

Myth: I’m not a good candidate for LASIK.

Fact: Many people could benefit from LASIK. With our latest technology, we can correct a wide range of astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. There are often patients who were told years ago that they were not good candidates for LASIK because of their astigmatism who are great candidates today! We can determine if your prescription falls within treatable parameters during your free LASIK consultation. If LASIK isn’t a good fit for you, we have other vision-correction options available. Schedule an appointment so we can discuss your eyes.

Myth: LASIK is a painful eye procedure.

Fact: LASIK is actually a quick and painless procedure.

The best way to find out if you are a candidate for LASIK is to schedule a free consultation. Your eyes will not be dilated at the time of your consultation, and you’re free to wear glasses or contact lenses. A LASIK consultant will perform a series of important scans and calculations to gather information to determine if you are a candidate for the procedure. Pain after LASIK surgery is rare. Most report no discomfort; others may experience minor discomfort and soreness.

During the consultation, the LASIK consultant will discuss all of your vision correction options and answer any questions you may have. Feel free to bring a friend or family member and plan on being at our office for approximately one hour. Ready to take the next step? Call Utah Eye Centers today to schedule an appointment to learn more about LASIK: (801) 476-0494.