What You Need to Know Before Choosing Refractive Surgery

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What do I need to know before choosing refractive eye surgery?

What You Need to Know Before Choosing Refractive Surgery

Before you seek refractive surgery, you should meet with your optometrist to go over your options. Be aware that if your corrective lens prescription has changed in the past year, you may be asked to wait till your eyes are more stable before pursuing surgery.

You will also need to consider on your own whether this surgery is affordable for you, and whether you are prepared to accept the results. Positive outcomes are normal, but not guaranteed, and even if you like the results, they may not be permanent, and you may have to wear corrective lenses later on.

You should also discuss the potential side effects with your optometrist, and consider whether you are willing to accept them. Many people, for example, experience difficulty in night driving after refractive surgery, so if your job or lifestyle requires a lot of driving at night, you may choose to stick with corrective lenses.

   

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