Lasik eye surgery has alternatives that offer people similar results, but Lasik has several benefits. Consumer Reports says that 80 percent of people who underwent Lasik surgery were happy with the procedure. Listed below are the five most common options compared with Lasik.
Photorefractive Keratectomy is where laser vision correction began. Both procedures are carried out in a similar manner. PRK PRO: Excellent for people who are not a candidate for Lasik. PRK CON: slightly more discomfort than Lasik. Lasik PROS: Faster initial healing than PRK. Results are often seen in 24-hours for Lasik versus a week for PRK.
Glasses PRO: Avoid surgery. Eyeglasses CON: The distance from the eye makes prescription glasses less effective than Lasik surgeries. Lasik PROS: Cheaper over the course of 20 to 30 years than the cost of eyeglasses. Lasik eye surgery is permanent in one treatment.
Lasik alternatives are excellent for those who are not a good candidate for the treatment. Lasik has a low complication rate, and people are happy with their results. The most common response we get from people after their Lasik eye surgery is that they wish they had done Lasik sooner.