LASIK surgery safer than contact lens use! By William Goldstein on September 04, 2012


LASIK may be superior to Contact Lens Wear

Extensive research supports the statement that LASIK surgery is actually safer in many ways than daily wear of contact lenses. Not only are there less complications from surgery, but they are much less common as well.

Contact lens users should consider LASIK surgery instead, since the complications of LASIK are infrequent and less common than contact lens problems. Dr. William Goldstein is the premier bladeless LASIK surgeon in Detroit.

The best technique for femtolasik, also known as intralase LASIK, is to use only laser to peform all of the steps of surgery. By forming the flap first with a laser instead of a blade, the depth of the flap is controlled and precise. The older method of flap formation, using a metal keratome, has a higher 'error margin' for the depth of the flap, and this lack of precision can be a problem for some patients.


Contact Lens Wear Can Become a Big Problem

Contact lens wearers, on the other hand, need to worry about infection, corneal scarring, infiltrates of the cornea, giant papillary conjunctivitis, and contact lens intolerance to name just a few of the issues. These can lead to scarring and damage to the eye which can affect vision permanently. During treatment, the contact lenses must be stopped, sometimes for months to regain the health of the eye.


Contact Dr. William Goldstein Today

If you would like to see the world around you with renewed clarity, we invite you to contact our laser vision correction center in Detroit to learn more about bladeless LASIK today.

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William S. Goldstein, MD, has been practicing laser eye surgery since 1991. He was one of the first doctors to offer advanced eye care in all of Michigan and is a member of several prestigious organizations: 

  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

If you are ready to enhance your vision, call our office at (586) 323-2020 or request a consultation online.

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