LASIK is a popular procedure, but some people still wonder if LASIK is safe. Others worry that they might go through the surgery only to find that it’s not effective long term. Fortunately, Moretsky Cassidy LASIK can put those concerns to rest. Not only is LASIK safe, but also its long-term effectiveness has been demonstrated over the course of decades of success stories.
One reason patients often ask the question “Is LASIK safe?” is because it’s a relatively new procedure. The first United States patent for a laser used in LASIK surgery was granted in 1989, but the procedure itself wasn’t FDA approved until the late 90s. However, studies of LASIK patients indicate that there is a high level of satisfaction, even after 10 or even almost 20 years. In a consumer reports survey, 80 percent of the respondents said they were “completely” or “very satisfied” with their surgery. While the procedure is not a cure-all, and every surgery has risks, most of the information available declares LASIK safe and effective.
In addition, the technology used in the procedure has vastly improved since that first patent was granted. Today, cutting edge surgical equipment makes LASIK safe and effective, with remarkable precision that leads to positive outcomes. While every patient will not achieve 20/20 vision, the screening process has also improved, which means that more patients will achieve satisfactory outcomes than ever before, with healthy corneas and vision that remains improved even in the long term.
In the Phoenix area, Moretsky Cassidy LASIK has provided high quality LASIK surgery for over thirty years, helping thousands of patients achieve better vision and reduce or even eliminate their dependence on corrective lenses. Dr. Moretsky and Dr. Cassidy have the expertise that makes LASIK safe and effective, offering patients improved long term vision. Visit the website to book an appointment online or call us for your LASIK surgery. You can also follow Moretsky Cassidy LASIK on Twitter and like us on Facebook.