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.