LASIK Survey: Big Positive! - Your Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Roxboro LASIK Surgeons

LASIK Survey: Big Positive! - Your Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Roxboro LASIK Surgeons

The American Refractive Surgery Council (ARSC) just concluded a laser-vision-correction survey in June, showing the following results from 500 LASIK patients in America:

* 38 percent wanted to have LASIK because they were concerned about not being able to find their eyeglasses during an emergency.

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* 51 percent were contact-lens wearers who were worried about getting an eye infection or the contact lenses damaging their eyes.Contact Lens

* 85 percent said that a “life event” – for example, getting married, losing weight, having a child – motivated them to have LASIK.

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* 71 percent expected that no longer wearing glasses or contacts would improve their day-to-day life.

* 88 percent said their most important consideration in choosing a LASIK surgeon is experience; 85 percent said price.

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LASIK vision corrective surgery* 78 percent believed that more people should have LASIK surgery.

* Patients who had had LASIK 7 years ago were more satisfied than those who had the procedure 4 years ago.

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* Most of the patients considered LASIK a cosmetic procedure.

To the last point, the ARSC clarified and concluded that LASIK is a medical procedure which offers a safe and effective vision-correction option, and should be considered carefully with the guidance of a highly qualified surgeon who can help patients make an informed decision.

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