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The Pros and Cons of Laser Eye Surgery
The Pros and Cons of Laser Eye Surgery


Nov 2, 2023

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Este Medical Group

Not everyone is fond of wearing glasses and contact lenses.

Eye glasses can make some sports challenging, lenses always fog up at the wrong time, and many people have trouble adjusting to progressive lenses.

Contacts can irritate and dry out the eyes, and some people suffer from related eye infections (e.g., corneal ulcers).

If this sounds like you, then you should consider laser eye surgery. Lasik eye surgery will improve your vision, so you can ditch your eyewear and contacts forever! 

Why Consider Laser Eye Surgery? 

Advancements in laser eye surgery, such as improved precision and safety, offer a more reliable and comfortable option for men and women who want to correct their vision. These developments increase the appeal of laser eye surgery as a viable and attractive choice for those looking to improve their vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses.

When it comes to laser eye surgery it always helps to listen to someone else's experience having the procedure. 

Meet Bobby, a man who had laser eye surgery from Este Medical in Turkey. Listen to what he says about his Lasik laser eye surgery in Turkey.

 “I had laser eye surgery from Este Medical Group six months ago. From the age of 18 I wore glasses every single day, and one day I just decided that I didn’t feel the most confident with myself in the mirror when I saw my face with glasses. I decided to have Este laser eye surgery, and the procedure was pain free, and one hour after the surgery I could see 20/20!” said Bobby. 

You can book a free laser eye surgery consultation in the UK to discuss your suitability for the Lasik procedure.  

Pros & Cons Of Laser Eye Surgery 

Let’s go over commonly asked questions about laser eye surgery so you can make the most informed decision about this effective vision correction procedure. 

Este Medical does offer Lasik in Turkey at our medical clinic in Istanbul, so we know what we are talking about when it comes to the benefits of Lasik eye surgery and what’s involved. Our Este Turkey eye surgeon is Dr. Rifat Rasier, a highly qualified doctor who specialises in ophthalmology (i.e., eye and vision care expert). 

What Is Laser Eye Surgery? 

How does laser eye surgery work? Laser eye surgery, or refractive surgery, is a medical procedure that uses a super-precise laser to reshape the cornea (i.e., the clear front part of the eye) in order to correct vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It's a proven way to eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses by improving how the eye focuses light, making it easier for people to see clearly.

What does laser eye surgery do? Laser eye surgery makes you see better by precisely reshaping the cornea of your eye. This reshaping helps the eye to focus light onto the retina more accurately, allowing you to see more clearly without the need for glasses or contact lenses.

Is Laser Eye Surgery Permanent, Does It Work?

Laser eye surgery is considered permanent. It provides a long-lasting solution for vision correction because the reshaping of the cornea generally provides lasting results. We recommend you consult with an eye surgeon to understand the potential long-term outcomes. We invite you to book an Este UK eye surgery consultation to talk about your expectations and concerns. 

For some individuals there could be changes to their vision after eye surgery, this is most often due to ageing, and in these rare cases a person may need to use reading glasses or have an enhancement procedure.

Does laser eye surgery work? Yes, laser eye surgery works! Laser eye surgery is a well-established and scientifically proven medical procedure that has helped millions of people around the world achieve better vision. The success and effectiveness of laser eye surgery has been extensively researched and documented, with many satisfied patients experiencing improved vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses.

Pros Of Laser Eye Surgery

  • Improved Vision: Laser eye surgery can significantly improve your vision; see normally again without the need for glasses or contact lenses.  
  • Quick Procedure: Surgery is quick, often taking about 15 minutes per eye.
  • Long-Lasting Results: The results of laser eye surgery are permanent.  
  • Enhanced Quality of Life: Better vision can lead to an improved quality of life, as it allows for greater independence and the ability to fully enjoy daily activities without vision impairment.  
  • High Success Rate: Laser eye surgery has a high success rate, with the vast majority of patients achieving their desired level of vision correction.  

There are so many wonderful benefits to having laser eye surgery! Let’s not forget that it is also considered a safe procedure when performed by experienced surgeons, and the procedure is generally not painful, and recovery is typically quick. 

Make an appointment to consult with an Este Medical eye care professional to determine if you are a suitable candidate for laser eye surgery. Find an Este Medical Group clinic near you in the UK.  

Does Laser Eye Surgery Hurt?

This is one of the most asked questions about eye surgery: Is laser eye surgery painful? 

Laser eye surgery is generally not painful. During the procedure, you will be given numbing eye drops to ensure you don't feel any discomfort. Most patients report feeling only mild pressure or a sensation of something touching their eye, but it is not painful. After the surgery, you may experience mild discomfort or irritation for a day or two, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and will go away as your eyes heal. 

If you are feeling nervous, it's essential to share your concerns with your eye surgeon, who can address any specific questions you have to help put your mind at ease. 

What are laser eye surgery risks? With every type of surgery there will be pros and cons, so let’s go over the potential risks associated with eye surgery for vision correction. Risks can include: dry eyes, seeing halos around lights, overcorrection or undercorrection of vision, infection, and in exceptionally rare cases, vision loss. 

As mentioned above in our list of laser eye surgery pros, it's important to know that the majority of laser eye surgery recipients have successful outcomes with minimal or temporary side effects, and the overall risk is relatively low when the procedure is performed by a skilled eye surgeon. 

How Much Does Laser Eye Surgery Cost?

Lasik laser eye surgery costs can vary depending on where you have the treatment, and the level of vision correction required – depending on your prescription. For example, having Lasik eye surgery in Turkey will be more affordable. It has been reported that over 1.2 million foreigners visited Turkey for medical procedures in 2022 — the majority of those trips to Turkey were for cosmetic treatments, hair transplants, dental work, and laser eye surgery. 

If you would like to discuss Este Medical Lasik pricing, then book a free consultation so we can evaluate your vision and suitability for laser eye surgery. 

Is Laser Eye Surgery Worth It? 

Yes, laser eye surgery is worth it! For starters, you get to have normal 20/20 vision! And then there is the freedom from glasses or contacts, which makes daily life more convenient and allows for activities like sports and swimming without the bother of corrective lenses. 

Post-surgery, laser eye surgery recipients commonly express high levels of satisfaction and a sense of freedom from the burden of glasses and contacts. 

Are you ready to unburden yourself and make the leap to 20/20 vision! Book an Este UK Lasik eye surgery appointment and let’s get started planning your journey to better vision in Turkey!

Last Updated:

November 2, 2023

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