Posted by: Manhattan LASIK Center

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How Lasik Can Help You Avoid Eye Infections

The American Academy of Ophthalmology says that more than a million eye infections requiring medical attention are reported every year. Your eyeglasses could be the culprit of your past eye infections and you may not even realize it. Think about it, how often do you wash your glasses?

Did you know?

Contact lens wearers are even more susceptible to infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Lasik surgery gets rid of unnecessary risks of infection by taking glasses away from your eyes. Many people simply wipe their glasses on their shirt or tissue to clean them, but this is just making them clearer. To clean glasses, you must use soap and water, diluted alcohol, or other approved cleansers every day.

Lasik eye surgery is safe

Lasik surgery has been around since the 1990s and the AOA says that the procedure was performed on more than 800,000 people in 2010. The CDC says that 1 out of every 500 individuals who wear contact lenses suffer a worse bacterial problem that can cause blindness. Lasik eye surgery gets rid of this risk for good.

Lasik surgery lets you avoid

• Crusty, red sores on the eyes
• Swollen, pink eyes that itch and burn
• Frequent antibiotic and steroid use
• Possible blindness from severe infections
• Extra trips to the ophthalmologist
• Reduced work production

Lasik eye surgery can eliminate your chances of getting these eye problems altogether. By having Lasik treatment, you are protecting your eyesight and you may have fewer allergy symptoms and headaches. Lasik has additional benefits like fewer sore noses, less overall cost, and instant visual clarity. With Lasik, you can dive in the swimming pool or see your best friend from across the airport with no problem.


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