Are you tired of wearing glasses or contacts? If so, then you have probably considered LASIK surgery. While the prospect of restoring your vision can seem exciting, the surgery itself may seem daunting. As such, you may wonder: Is getting LASIK really worth it?

Ultimately, this is a question you will have to answer for yourself. Not every person with vision impairment is well-suited for LASIK, and you may decide that you simply do not wish to have the procedure right now. Having said that, LASIK has many potential benefits and a very high success rate. Most people who do have LASIK are extremely satisfied with their results, and they enjoy those results for a good long while.

What Are the Benefits of LASIK?

There are several advantages to getting LASIK, including:

1) Improved Vision

It probably goes without saying, but the single biggest benefit of LASIK is that it improves your vision. The majority of patients who have LASIK no longer need corrective lenses of any kind, and many actually reach full 20/20 vision.

2) Easier Maintenance

Getting LASIK also means you no longer have to deal with the day-to-day upkeep of glasses and contact lenses. That means no more cleaning, no more soaking, and most importantly, no more dealing with the big expenses of ordering contact refills and new spectacles. (Indeed, while LASIK comes with a big initial investment, it can actually help you save money in the long run.)

3) Fast Results

This may surprise you, but LASIK surgery often takes just 20 minutes to complete. There is very little in the way of recovery and downtime, and in fact, most patients feel ready to resume all of their normal activities within about two days of their procedure.

What Is the LASIK Success Rate?

As you consider whether or not to get LASIK, another data point to consider is the sky-high success rate. Consider some statistics reported by the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery.

  • Among patients who have LASIK, 99 percent achieved vision of 20/40 or better.
  • About nine out of 10 LASIK patients achieve vision of 20/20.
  • LASIK holds a patient satisfaction rate of 96 percent, the highest of any elective procedure.

Determining Whether LASIK is Right for You

To gain a deeper understanding of whether LASIK is the right choice for your vision correction needs, we encourage you to explore our detailed LASIK procedure page. This resource provides a wealth of information about the procedure’s success, popularity, and benefits. You can delve into comprehensive insights regarding eligibility, expected life-changing results, and more.