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Laser eye surgery can be a life-changing experience, and it’s one that few people regret. However, fear of laser eye surgery is a real and understandable barrier that stops many patients from undergoing this safe, simple and painless procedure. In fact, the fear factor is the biggest reason why more people don’t go ahead with laser eye surgery.
If that’s you, perhaps we can help. If you have fears or worries about the procedure, read on for some facts, figures and tips to help you to overcome your fear of laser eye surgery.
It is very common (and rational) to be anxious or afraid when contemplating any type of surgery. Procedures involving the eyes often evoke particular fear, phobias and general squeamishness. Here we’ll address some of the common reasons why people can be scared of laser eye surgery.
Fear isn’t always completely rational. Even if you are convinced by all the facts and stats, you may find you still experience the laser eye surgery fear factor when the prospect of surgery beckons. So, here are some tips and techniques to help you conquer your fear of vision surgery.
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