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In patients over age of forty it will probably be necessary to still wear reading glasses because they are required for problems other than cornea problems that canít be treated by correctional treatment. As a general rule, though, if you have an eye problem that means you need to wear glasses to improve your sight and your sight has been at a steady level for 12 months or more laser surgery should be successful.
The cost of Laser Eye Correction varies depending on level of treatment you need and other determining factors but you can expect to pay between $800 and $1000 per eye. Usually, if you have both eyes done in same visit (There are no known problems with choosing to do this) then you can expect to pay a little less.
The possible risks of Laser Eye Correction.
As with all surgery there are small risks associated with Laser Eye Correction.
There is a very low risk of infection, affecting only around 1 in 5000 patients. Most surgeons and clinics will provide you with a course of antibiotics and check ups to ensure that your eyes are reacting well to surgery.
An enhancement may be required to correct your vision if surgery leads to over correction or under correction. Again, this is rare but still possible because everyoneís eyes are different. Some are softer than others and some harder. This can lead to under correction or over correction.
During a short period after treatment you may experience seeing halos around objects when viewed at night, but this should normally clear up after a week or so. If you continue to experience these problems then consult surgeon who completed your correction treatment for further advice.
If you directly touch or injure your eye immediately after surgery or within 24 hours you should consult your surgeon as this can lead to a shifting of flap that is created during treatment. A little care and attentiveness will prevent this from happening and almost any risk of shifting flaps is massively reduced after 24 hours.
Laser Eye Correction is now a mainstream treatment for masses. Many people who wear glasses or contact lenses have considered Laser Eye Correction because it is a painless, easy procedure that will fix your eyesight and alleviate need to wear glasses.
As with any surgery, there are risks associated with treatment but they are minimal and consultation with your surgeon should allay any fears you may have.
©2005 Jenna Keys
Jenna Keys is editor and webmaster of http://www.vision-correction-resource.com , a website dedicated to providing information and resources on corrective eye procedures.