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As laser eye surgery continues to increase in popularity, we look at 12 myths that continue to surround the procedure in order to separate the fiction from the fact. Over 95% of patients are suitable for a refractive procedure. However, many feel that due to a myth they have heard from someone along the way, the procedure is not suitable for them. Outlined here are some myths that people often researching the procedure come across.
Your eyes are one of the most amazing parts of your body – but some people don’t know too much about them. We’ve put together a list of 20 eye related facts to celebrate the launch of our 20/20 vision or better money back guarantee - a guarantee that all patients who have an iLASIK™ laser eye surgery procedure will receive a full refund if they do not achieve 20/20 vision or better.
We’ve been inundated with people asking us – “What does 20/20 vision actually mean?”
So we put the question to Optical Express’ Clinical Services Director Stephen Hannan, who explains:
“By conducting research, optometrists have basically been able to gauge the standard of vision that a person should be able to see when standing 20 feet away from an eye chart. If you have 20/20 vision, it means that when you stand 20 feet away from the chart you can see exactly the same as someone with standard vision can see.”
To feel anxious about the unknown is perfectly normal and in many ways expected. That is why we completely understand why some people feel anxious about having laser eye surgery. For a few people you could even describe this as fear.
Call it what you will though, we do know that this feeling is enough to put some people off the procedure entirely. For others it can create a nervous tension that nobody enjoys.
There is no simple answer for anyone feeling this way. However, we do know that many people are reassured by facts and insight so if you feel any sense of trepidation about laser eye surgery, we hope the following 13 points are of help:
A common question we get asked by prospective patients is “what is involved in a laser consultation?”
A laser consultation is basically a very thorough eye examination undertaken by an Optometrist as the first step towards laser eye surgery. The free consultation can take up to two hours compared to a standard eye examination which may take up to thirty minutes. Many of the examinations will be familiar to you such as measuring your vision without spectacles and/or contact lenses, determining your eye prescription and assessing your eye health.