LASIK is among the safest and most successful surgical procedures performed in the United States.
Even though the above statement is true, countless potential LASIK patients let fear and anxiety prevent them from achieving their best vision. If you have had a comprehensive eye examination, a treatment consultation, and have been identified as a candidate for LASIK but are feeling nervous about surgery… you’re not alone.
Feeling nervous, anxious, or apprehensive before a surgical procedure is a completely normal response. After all, your vision allows you to truly experience the world around you! However, you just need to remember that LASIK has a long and successful history and has been safely performed on millions.
Here are our top tips for alleviating your stress while you prepare for LASIK:
1. Learn Everything You Can About LASIK
It helps to truly gain a thorough understanding of the entire LASIK procedure. While you don’t have to earn your degree, doing your homework on LASIK will give you confidence for your upcoming appointment. We suggest learning about its history, technology, and record of success to help reduce your anxiety. A lot of our fear comes from the unknown and when you begin to understand the procedure, you may feel more in control and less anxious.
2. Communicate With Your LASIK Surgeon
There is no better resource than the surgeon who will be performing your procedure. Ask about their experience and qualifications, keeping in mind that they have performed the LASIK procedure successfully many, many times before. Inquire about the technological advances that have been made over the years, what level of technology they use, and why. Odds are, your surgeon’s years of practice and deep understanding of the procedure will be able to address every one of your concerns.
3. Share Your Concerns With Family & Friends
Often, the simple act of communicating our worries to our closest confidants is all that we need to take control over our uncertainties. If you know a family member, a friend, or even a friend of a friend who has been in your shoes before, talk to them! They will be able to give you the inside scoop on what the day of surgery is like, and how remarkable the days following will be! The insight they will bring is invaluable and their testimonial could be what bridges the gap between you and clear vision.
4. Be Prepared For Your LASIK Procedure
If you’re about to join the millions of people who have chosen LASIK but are feeling apprehensive about surgery, know that you are not alone. We pride ourselves on providing the highest level of patient care. Our staff at LaserVue Eye Center will be assisting you every step of the way. We will provide you with ample information throughout the entire process- from the initial consultation to the day of surgery, and following postoperative care.
LASIK: Keep the End Result In Sight
The surgeons and staff at LaserVue Eye Center are truly experts in their field and have overseen over 30,000 successful LASIK procedures. The stress and fear you may be feeling have been felt by so many others and we are here to help.
If you or a loved one would like to learn more about LASIK laser eye surgery, schedule a complimentary LASIK consultation today. We can answer all of your questions and address any and every concern.