LASIK Notoriety and Worldwide Acceptance
Few medical procedures have received the level of notoriety and worldwide acceptance as LASIK vision correction. 25 years ago, the first LASIK patient was treated in the U.S. Now, over 28 million LASIK treatments have been performed worldwide.
Although only FDA approved in the last 25 years, the history of LASIK dates even further back. The first laser eye surgery dates all the way the way back to 1987 based on research conducted in 1983. Developments continued, but it wasn’t until 1996 that the FDA approved the full LASIK procedure.
When the FDA approved the treatment of nearsightedness 25 years ago, an average correction took the laser about two to three minutes to reshape the cornea. Advances in LASIK have made the procedure more accurate and reduced the time and energy used for the treatment. LASIK can treat farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism.
“Why live with the handicap of glasses and contact lenses?” Dr. Liang says. “LASIK has never been safer, offering visual freedom to people with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.”
LASIK remains one of the most closely studied and commonly performed procedures in the world. As with all surgery, LASIK does have some risks associated with the treatment. To minimize complications, an ophthalmologist should perform a thorough exam preoperatively.
Are you curious about LASIK? Dr. Eva Liang and our team of caring professionals would love to care for your vision.
Clinical Studies for LASIK
Dr. Eva Liang Performing LASIK at Center For Sight According to the Refractive Surgery Alliance (RSA), clinical studies show that refractive surgery generally:
- provides better vision than glasses or contact lenses
- is safer than contact lens wear
- is less expensive over time
The LASIK Quality of Life Collaboration Project* studied LASIK results. 96% of patients achieved 20/20 or better uncorrected vision following LASIK at three months post-op. Greater than 96% of patients were satisfied with their vision at three months after having LASIK as compared to only 45% pre-operatively.**
LASIK at Center For Sight
Center For Sight is the leading LASIK provider in Southern Nevada. Our team of board-certified ophthalmologists has been recognized as leaders and as “Top Docs”. Collectively our team has performed thousands of LASIK vision correction surgeries.
We make it our mission to provide you with the world’s leading LASIK education to help you make an informed decision. We dedicate ourselves to providing the highest level of patient care using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment. Combine all that with our focus on client education and you get a serious leader in LASIK. Let Center For Sight make your vision 20/happy!
If you are ready to make your world 20/happy, schedule your complimentary LASIK consultation today by calling (702) 724-2020 or click here.
*performed by the National Eye Institute and the Department of Defense
**U.S. FDA Patient Reported Outcomes With LASIK (Prowl-2) study