Advantages and Disadvantages of WaveLight LASIK

The Benefits and Risks of WaveLight LASIK 

Have you been considering WaveLight LASIK and trying to weigh the advantages and disadvantages? Like all medical procedures, laser eye surgery has benefits and risks of its own. Only your surgeon will be able to work with you to determine the ideal course of action for your condition. However, if you have been dealing with nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, then you should consider LASIK surgery

Laser eye surgery is safer than ever. In fact, surgeons can create a topographic map of a patient’s eye and a matching laser movement pattern with the WaveLight Refractive Suite. WaveLight LASIK technology features a 1050 Hz multi-dimensional eye tracking system to allow for fast and precise placement. 

The majority of LASIK patients achieve 20/20 vision or better. Even most of those who do not reach 20/20 vision report improved vision and less dependence upon contact lenses and glasses. LASIK surgery is also notable for its rapid healing process. Initial healing usually takes between 24 and 36 hours.

Dry eye and complications with the cornea flap are some of the most common LASIK surgery complications. Considering the fragility of the cornea flap, it can be vulnerable to wrinkling, displacement, breakage or accumulation of debris. LASIK patients can also experience itchy eyes following surgery. This often occurs as the procedure reduces the sensitivity of the cornea and obstructs the body’s natural lubrication process.  

About Davis Eye Center

Among patients all over Northeast Ohio, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio’s Davis Eye Center is a leading resource for general eye care, cataract treatment and LASIK surgery. To provide care of the highest quality, the team invests in the latest in surgical technology and maintains the most experienced staff possible. Whether you have been planning to have a routine eye exam or have been considering surgery, you can count on Davis Eye Center for top-quality care. Visit their website at to learn more and schedule an appointment.