Over the years, LASIK in Singapore has become a very popular eye procedure. And of course not only in Singapore, but LASIK surgery is also a very popular surgery worldwide, which has been done by millions all around the world. But surprisingly, with many information regarding LASIK available on the internet, there are still many myths surrounding this laser eye surgery. Therefore, let us debunked some of the most popular myths surrounding this laser vision correction surgery! 

The effects of LASIK surgery only last a few years.

Not entirely true. Yes, LASIK and all other types of laser vision correction surgeries do not give a permanent result. However, the reshaped cornea curvature made during LASIK surgeries is permanent changes. It is designed so that after the surgery, you will have an optimal vision that stays with you for the rest of your life. However, we have to keep in mind that our bodies naturally experience change as we grow older throughout the years. These changes include changes in our eyes. An example of this would be a decline in our eye health. 

Another possible scenario that might disrupt the effect of LASIK surgery is an accident that involves our eyes. For example, if we got hit in the eye and then experienced some kind of nerve damage or infection. These things might then cause our corrected vision to decrease in quality and not be as optimal as when we came out from our LASIK surgery. 

LASIK is not permanent, but in most circumstances, the result can last you for a long time, and it can be even longer if you take care of your eyes after the surgery.

It takes a long time to recover from LASIK surgery.

Not at all, most of LASIK patients can actually see clearly within 3-4 days after the surgery! LASIK patients do need to wait a little bit longer to resume exercise or water related sports activities, about 3 months. And they are not advised to continue physical active contact sports such as boxing, rugby, and mixed martial arts anymore. For patients who still wish to continue these type of active contact sports, it might be better for them to choose the type of laser vision correction that does not require cornea flap such as TransPRK.

In the first few days after LASIK surgery, it would be best to stay home and not go back to normal routines just yet. Rest is essential at this point. After maybe 2 days or so, your vision will be good enough for you to do most of your daily activities. During your recovery process, it is important to stick with all the instructions that your surgeon gave you. This is crucial to avoid possible complications. Remember: no complications means faster recovery. 

Some tips to make sure that your LASIK recovery is successful: 

  1. Protect your operated eye from water 
  2. Wear sunglasses when you go out 
  3. Say no to smoking for a while 
  4. Use your prescribed eye drops regularly 
  5. Sleep more often

It doesn’t matter who performs the surgery, all outcomes are the same.

This is false. There are many two important factors that surround the success of LASIK surgery. Technology and the experience and skill of the LASIK surgeon. The more experienced the surgeon is, the higher the chance that your LASIK surgery is going smooth and without complications. And in the event of an unfortunate incident where there are unforeseen circumstances that happened during your LASIK surgery, the more experienced surgeon will be able to react and handle such incident better.

Keep in mind also that you won’t see the full outcome of your surgery until later after you have reached your full recovery. That’s why what takes place post-operation is so important. If you are extra careful to follow your surgeon’s guidelines, your recovery will most likely be just fine.