There are three main treatment choices for anyone thinking of having laser eye surgery. But which one will be right for you?
The final choice will be determined between you and your laser eye surgeon. BUT, of course, you have the eyes and your surgeon has the expertise so you will be heavily influenced by what the doctor or another clinic staff member says. It will be better to be prepared. With just a little knowledge you can be actively involved in making the right choice.
I will outline the 3 main options to help you have an informed discussion when the time comes to select which approach is best for your individual eyes. After all, you only have one pair so you want to get it right.
You will be overwhelmed at first by all the terminology, treatments and brand names. Don’t worry. There is no need to be blinded by science or some of the frankly misleading marketing information that is out there.
Firstly, whichever of the 3 treatment types (more on these coming in a couple of days in part 2) you go for, you must go for the wavefront option. The wavefront (or custom) technology has made a huge improvement in vision success rates with many more people getting 20/20 sight or even better.
Different clinics use different names for this technology: custom, wavefront, wavefront guided, wavefront optimised, CustomVue.
Also wavefront laser eye treatment will give better vision at night or in low light situations. Patients will notice less halos and glare from light sources such as car headlights. It is like buying a more expensive camera with a much, much better lens.
This is the year 2008, so get the best current technology for your sight correction - you only will have this done once and you will live with the results for the rest of your life. Think about the computer you had back in 2000 and what is now available in 2008 - that is the level of difference in laser technology too. No brainer, really.
If you can’t afford the price, either don’t have it done yet and save up until you can afford it, or think about financing.
For affordable prices as I know, you can travel to Thailand or Turkey
I myself done Wavefront by Laser Eye Turkey, located in istanbul, about 5 months ago and now I am very happy to see 20/20 !
You can reach them by their website : www.lasereyeturkey.com