Worried about having LASIK Surgery? Reasons why you should not be

Submitted by Clavenna Vision Institute on January 14, 2016

iLasikYou’ve spent your whole life dreaming of better vision. Clear, crisp eyesight – without the hassle of glasses or contacts. The Clavenna Vision Institute wants you to know there is finally a better way to see – iLASIK. With this advanced technology, iLASIK is safer and more precise than ever, so there has never been a better time to experience the freedom of iLASIK and there’s no better place than Clavenna Vision Institute. 100% blade free…100% personalized… which is the i in iLASIK. Carl F. Clavenna, M.D. and Gregory B. Fitzgerald, M.D. are among the very first doctors to be certified to do iLASIK, a groundbreaking laser correction procedure, at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI. But, maybe you have some reservations.

LASIK is an extremely safe way to improve your eyesight. Plus, the procedure isn’t nearly as terrifying as most people think.

Don’t believe it? Check out these reasons you shouldn’t be afraid to get LASIK:

General anesthesia is unnecessary when you get LASIK.

Nervous about having anesthesia? No worries – when you get LASIK, you don’t have to!

Although general anesthesia is highly safe, we still understand that some people experience anxiety related to it. That’s why we’re happy to simply numb our patients’ eyes using anesthetic drops and perform our procedures while the patient is fully conscious.

Now, you might be worried about what your experience will be like during the procedure, which brings us to our next point…

LASIK surgery is painless.

While eye surgery may not be your ideal way to spend your day, you can take comfort in the fact that the procedure is completely painless. Once we’ve numbed your eyes with eye drops, you won’t feel a single thing!

LASIK still works when you move your eyes during the procedure.

One common fear we find in patients is that they will move their eyes during the procedure. They sometimes think that doing so will cause damage, but that couldn’t be further from the truth!

The LASIK procedure actually adjusts as your eyes move, so you don’t have to worry about keeping them still the whole time. Plus, your eyes will be gently held open during the procedure so you don’t blink.

LASIK surgery is super quick.

If you’ve had surgery before, you know how it typically goes. You wait around for anesthesia, the surgery is performed, and you sometimes have to spend days in the hospital.

But LASIK is different. Not only is general anesthesia unnecessary – the entire procedure typically just takes about 10 minutes per eye! So, you don’t have to worry about spending lots of time at a hospital and dealing with a lengthy recovery process. LASIK allows you to get back to your life quickly (with better vision than ever!).

So, there you have it – all the information you need to ease your fears about getting LASIK. If you’re interested in the procedure, we’d love to chat.  Contact us to set up your free LASIK consultation also feel free to call to ask any questions: 248-646-3733