Guest Post: The Pros and Cons of Corrective Eye Surgery

 

Today I’m happy to have a guest poster!  This is a guest post by Samantha, a freelance writer and health expert. She also loves reading and blogging.

The new thing in the world of eye health is eye surgery that can restore your vision to a perfect 20/20. For individuals who have worn glasses for decades, this can seem like news from heaven. But before you jump onto the eye surgery bandwagon, it is important to consider all aspects of the issue. Although there are many benefits, there are still some risks that are important to consider before you take the leap.

Take a look at these pros and cons before you make your final decision:

 

Eye surgery pros

Obviously, the biggest benefit to eye surgery is clear vision. It can be an amazing feeling to use your own two eyes to see anything around you. If you have suffered from poor vision for most of your life, it is like suddenly switching on a light and seeing things for the first time after surgery.

Surgery can also benefit you in other ways. One of the biggest advantages is the fact that you will never have to wear glasses or contact lenses again. If you hate having to hunt for glasses, switch out contacts, or pay money for clear vision, it is an amazing feeling to know you will never have to go through all that trouble again.

Eye surgery can also have an effect on your quality of life. If you participate in sports, have always wanted to become a pilot, are part of the military, or do anything else that was limited by your poor vision, eye surgery will complete remove those limitations. You will be able to do anything you want.

Eye surgery can also improve your appearance. If you suffered from a lazy eye, had squinted eyes due to poor vision, or simply didn’t like how you looked in glasses, eye surgery can correct all those issues.

 

Eye surgery cons

On the other side, there are also cons to having eye surgery. The biggest con is the risk of permanent loss of vision that can never be restored. If your eye is damaged during surgery, you may never have good vision again, even with glasses or contact lenses.

Eye surgery can also make you see double. Some side effects include holes in your vision, permanent glares, halos around the eyes, or permanent double or triple vision. Some side effects may make it difficult to see in dim light or fog.

The surgery can also fail. Some patients do not see any noticeable difference after the surgery.

Sometimes the surgery can affect your tear development, leading to permanently dry eyes. Other problems include blurry vision and constant eye discomfort and itching,

 

If you are on the fence about eye surgery, it is important to consider all the risks and benefits. The idea sounds wonderful, but just like any other procedure, there are risks involved. Before making any decision, informing yourself of all the facts will help you make the right choice for you. Once you take into account all pros and cons, you can then determine which is the right choice for you personally.

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