The Success Rates of LASIK: Is the Surgery Effective? By Dr. Steven Chander on December 18, 2015

An eye being treated with vision correction technologyThe team at Primary Eye Care Associates believes in improving vision and ensuring good overall eye health. This commitment to good eyesight and total wellness has made us one of the leading vision correction centers in Chicago.

Many patients have questions about LASIK surgery. LASIK is a highly effective option for improving vision, and it can make a major difference in your life.

What Is LASIK Surgery?

LASIK is a type of refractive surgery that involves the use of a laser to reshape the cornea. By reshaping the cornea, LASIK is able to improve the passage of light through the eye so it focuses properly on the retina.

LASIK is able to treat refractive errors, which most people know better by the names myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. Custom LASIK surgery has improved the procedure's ability to address higher order aberrations, which are more minute kinds of corneal imperfections that are often related to poor night vision, contrast sensitivity issues, and glare.

How Effective Is LASIK Surgery?

LASIK is a highly effective option for vision correction. The vast majority of patients achieve 20/40 vision or better. This means that after undergoing LASIK surgery, patients do not need to wear glasses or contact lenses in order to see clearly again.

Freedom from glasses and contacts means greater ability to enjoy life without any hassles, and it's a great option to consider for athletes as well as people on the go.

General Success Rates of LASIK Surgery

The success rates of LASIK are very high. Some studies have the rate of success around 96 percent. By this it means the number of patients who are able to see just fine without glasses or contacts, and who do not experience any complications after they have fully recovered from the procedure.

Patient Satisfaction Rates of LASIK Surgery

Like the success rates of LASIK, the patient satisfaction rate of LASIK is very high. Studies put the satisfaction rate between 92 percent and 98 percent. This overall satisfaction can vary some degree since a patient's starting vision is a basis for the overall effectiveness of the surgery.

With that in mind, an important part of patient satisfaction is realistic expectations about the surgery results and proper post-op care to ensure problem-free results. We keep both of these in mind during the consultation and post-op process to make sure that patients are happy with their vision and the results of LASIK surgery.

Is LASIK Surgery Right for Me?

The best way to find out if LASIK is the right surgery for you and your needs is to visit our practice and learn more. We will be more than happy to go over the procedure, candidacy for the surgery, and whether or not a LASIK alternative may be better suited to your eye care needs.

We are here to help you see clearly and to get all the facts you need about LASIK.

Contact a Skilled LASIK Surgeon

If you are interested in LASIK surgery and would like to find out if it is the best eye care option for you and your situation, be sure to contact our eye care and laser vision correction center today. The entire team at Primary Eye Care Associates will work with you to ensure to undergo the right sort of treatment for your needs.

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Primary Eye Care Associates

Primary Eye Care Associates is a family-friendly vision care practice in Chicago. Led by our eye doctor, Dr. Steven Chander, our practice provides a variety of services, features a state-of-the-art optical laboratory, and includes an optical boutique with designer frames. Dr. Chander is certified by:

  • The National Board of Examiners in Optometry
  • The American Optometric Association

To schedule an appointment with our team, please fill out our online form or call (773) 735-6090.

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