Ask how long it will take for your vision to improve after surgery or whether it will fluctuate. Ask whether follow-up laser eye surgery, called "enhancements" or "touch-ups," may be needed, what improvements might be expected, whether they are covered by your contractthe agreement that specifies the services you're paying foror can be written into it, and for how long. Ask whether the contract covers medical care or surgery to fix complications that may arise (and ask your insurer whether your plan covers complications from laser eye surgery). If you're not comfortable after this discussion or think you might prefer another practitioner, get a second opinion about the surgery at another practice or vision center. After your baseline evaluation You should not feel pressured by the doctor, a staff member, or anyone else about signing a consent form for having surgery. Give yourself plenty of time to review the form and information your doctor and the center provided, ask additional questions, and carefully consider the potential risks and benefits. Do not sign the consent form unless you feel satisfied that you thoroughly understand the possible risks, benefits, and alternatives, and what the likely outcome will be for you.
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Is Lasik Laser Eye Surgery Right For You and Your Budget?
Salz says. But if you're correcting for farsightedness, your post-laser surgery vision will surpass the sight correction you get with glasses, he says. As with all surgeries, laser eye surgery has its risks, although the procedure's overall complication rate is low, according to the American Academy of Opthamology. With laser surgery, one of the biggest risks is an eye infection, which can lead to a scarred cornea and vision loss.
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