Should you opt for contact lenses to correct your vision, or undergo LASIK laser eye surgery? A new study may help you to make this important decision. The research showed that given the choice between contact lenses or LASIK, patients who chose LASIK had higher satisfaction levels one, two and three years following surgery.
It’s important to choose what’s right for you. But to do that, you need to be informed about each option. So what are the main differences between contact lenses and LASIK?
A new study, published in the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, is the first piece of research to analyse patient satisfaction levels for LASIK by comparing them to a control group of contact lens wearers. Here are some of the main findings:
This is an insightful and informative piece of research for patients considering contact lenses or LASIK. For those put off by the perceived risks of surgery, the results should be reassuring. It can be difficult to predict how we will feel about our treatment in future years, but these unique self-reported insights help practitioners and prospective patients alike to understand the general satisfaction trends among contact lens wearers and LASIK patients.
Choosing contact lenses or LASIK is a personal decision for each patient and you should discuss it with your specialist. Here are some general points to consider when making your choice: