What are the disadvantages of laser eye surgery?
Risks of LASIK include:
- Dry eyes. LASIK surgery causes a temporary decrease in tear production.
- Glare, halos and double vision. After surgery you may have difficulty seeing at night.
- Flap problems.
- Vision loss or changes.
Is it worth getting laser eye surgery?
You have severe nearsightedness or have been diagnosed with a high refractive error. The possible benefits of LASIK surgery may not justify the risks. You have fairly good (overall) vision. If you see well enough to need contacts or glasses only part of the time, improvement from the surgery may not be worth the risks.
How much does laser eye surgery cost?
The average cost of LASIK surgery performed the United States in 2017 was $2,088 per eye, according to a report prepared for All About Vision by a leading vision care industry analytics company. This is slightly higher than the average price for LASIK performed in the U.S. in 2016, which was $2,059 per eye.
When should I get laser eye surgery?
Typical Age Range for LASIK
As your eyes typically stabilize by age 20 (or sometimes a few years into your 20s), and they may change again at age 40, the typical age range for a LASIK procedure is between age 20 and 40. This is generally considered to be the ideal age range.