Which is Better? Eyeglasses or LASIK?
LASIK surgery has gained popularity as a means of vision correction. Many people are tossing away their glasses in favor of LASIK. There are benefits and drawbacks to both options. The decision usually comes down to a matter of personal preference. Learning more about LASIK surgery can help you make the choice that is right for you. Epic Vision Eye Centers offers both LASIK surgery and a wide selection of eye apparel. We are committed to providing quality care for your eyes and a full range of optometry services.
LASIK Eye Surgery
LASIK surgery is FDA approved as a safe and effective alternative to eyeglasses. This procedure can correct both near and farsightedness and has a high success rate. Side effects are usually mild and include itching, burning, and dryness which tends to improve over time. Other common side effects are experiencing problems with contrast and glare.
While LASIK is effective, all types of surgeries involve certain risks. Some people prefer to play it safe, remaining partial to their trustworthy pair of glasses. Eyeglasses do not cause side effects and with the proper prescription from an experienced optometrist, they are 100% effective. They are also covered under most insurance plans, whereas surgery can be expensive.
However, eyeglasses need to be replaced periodically. They can become lost or scratched. Annual eye exams are necessary to adjust your prescription as needed. A successful LASIK surgery would eliminate your need for eyeglasses.
Make an Appointment with One of Our Optometrists
The choice between eyeglasses and LASIK is a personal decision. It depends upon your preferences and what is best for you. It is advisable to discuss this decision with an optometrist who can go into further detail about the risks and benefits of each option. Epic Vision Eye Centers has multiple locations throughout the area. Call us today at (888) 749-7755 to schedule an appointment with an eye doctor near you.