Vision Errors Usually the shape of the cornea and the eye are not perfect and the image on the retina is out-of-focus or distorted. There are three primary types of refractive errors myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism
Risks Keratectasia - surgeon cuts the flap too deeply or removes too much tissue. Dry eye - commonly reported Infection - relatively low risk Night Vision Problems - These are more common when surgeons use traditional LASIK procedures. Over or under correction - results in blurry vision or minor visual disturbances.
Benefits Clear natural vision Expanded recreational opportunities Expanded career opportunities (Pilot, Police, Military, etc) Elimination of risks of infection, and inflammation associated with contact lens overuse.
LASIK And Age At least 18 Stable prescription for at least 2 years Around age 40, vision affected by conditions that LASIK can’t fix (presbyopia) LASIK can’t help with seniors and age- related conditions like cataracts.
Price Comparisons Procedure Type Average Price Per Eye Typical Range Per Eye Flapless$1750$1300 to $2200 Wavefront Flapless $2000$1650 to $2350 LASIK$1700$1250 to $2150 IntraLASIK$2300$1700 to $2900