LASIK surgery in Michigan is safer than Contact Lenses!
In general, surgery is considered more dangerous than non-surgical solutions to problems. But is this always true? In the case of eye surgery, the answer may actually be NO! LASIK surgery in Michigan causes vision-threatening problems less often than contact lenses. This may be surprising to some, but any eye doctor will tell you the facts!
Most problems caused by contact lenses are due to overwear. Patients should strive to limit wear time to 12 hours each day, and then switch to glasses. Even lenses that are FDA approved for overnight wear can be dangerous. A British study showed that overnight wear increases the risk of serious infection fourteen times over daily wear!
Contact lenses can cause infection, corneal ulcers, corneal abrasions, punctate keratopathy, and sub-epithelial infiiltrates. Commonly, a specific problem called Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC) is caused by overwear, and may be difficult to cure.
It is very rare for LASIK to result in any form of infection, and when performed on proper candidates for surgery, results in excellent vision within 24 hours. Scarring, abrasions and ulcers are also very rare.
Consider LASIK surgery, for the safety of your eyes! Call Dr. Goldstein's office to arrange a free evaluation 586-323-2020, and check out his website, too!