Chances are you’ve heard about LASIK. If you’re lucky, you have heard the fact that millions of lives have been transformed by this common surgery.
However, you might have only heard the many myths about LASIK. You might be thinking: “it works for other people, but not for me.”
Don’t let myths control decisions about something as important as your eyesight!
Since the first laser-assisted surgery in 1989, more than 29 million people have completed this revolutionary procedure. Our very own Dr. Matthew Sharpe had the surgery in 1998. The experience was so transformative that, since then, he has dedicated his life to helping others have the same opportunity.
Myths can keep people from improving their lives. We’re dedicated to helping individuals understand what LASIK is, and if it’s right for them.
So, don’t be discouraged! Read about these three myths, and then book a consultation with us to discover if LASIK is right for you.
Myth 1: Lasers can’t correct astigmatism.
In 1998, Laser vision correction was approved for the correction of astigmatism. That means we have 15 years of experience helping women and men overcome this condition.
Many with astigmatism have been forced to use “toric”, or astigmatism correcting, contact lenses.. These lenses are thicker, more expensive, more uncomfortable, and give more variable vision than ordinary contacts. If you are ready to ditch your contact lenses, LASIK is the perfect opportunity for you!
Myth 2: I’ll need reading glasses even after surgery!
If there’s one thing everyone has in common, it’s that we are all getting older.
As we age, a moving part inside our eye called the “crystalline lens” becomes less flexible. Chances are, after you turn 40, you will need glasses for either distance vision, near vision, or both. This is not hereditary – it happens to everyone.
Since we haven’t discovered a fountain of youth, we offer a time-tested LASIK method called “monovision” that allows you to see near and far without glasses.
When you consult with SharpeVision, we will explain this simple option that makes a massive difference in patients over the age of 40. We want you to be a life-long reader, and we’ll do everything we can do make this opportunity straightforward and available for you.
Myth 3: I’ll mess it up if I move.
Unless you are a board-certified Ophthalmologist, LASIK probably sounds like something out of a science-fiction movie. You might have an image in your mind of an innocent person, strapped down by a mad scientist, with a laser-beam aimed at their eyes.
Many people believe the myth that a slight move will wreck their surgery.
But don’t worry, it’s not just mad scientists who have futuristic technology, so do we!
At SharpeVision, we only use the best FDA approved technology. Our modern lasers have an amazingly fast infrared technology that keeps the beam perfectly centered on your eye. Don’t worry about moving during your procedure – we can handle it!
Decisions about your eyesight are too important to be controlled by myths. We want to help you understand how LASIK works, and be absolutely sure it’s the right procedure for you.
Schedule a one-on-one consultation with a SharpeVision doctor, and overcome your misconceptions today!