Eye Surgeon Dr. Kevin Niksarli, M.D. of Manhattan Lasik Center Reviews some of the Pros and Cons of Contact Lenses vs iLASIK.

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According to Kevin Niksarli, M.D. of Manhattan LASIK Center, even though the iLASIK™ Procedure is not without risk, wearing contacts has its own risks. Infections with contact lenses can occur, in fact they are an order of magnitude more common when compared to iLASIK procedure.

Board Certified Eye Surgeon Dr. Kevin Niksarli, M.D. of Manhattan Lasik Center reviews the pros and cons of contact lenses.

The iLASIK™ Procedure is not without risk, but wearing contacts has its own unique risks. Infections with contact lenses can occur, especially when they are not cared for properly. In fact they are an order of magnitude more common when compared to the iLASIK procedure, states Kevin Niksarli, M.D. of Manhattan LASIK Center. So considering this possibility, the hassle of contacts and the lifetime costs of wearing contacts, it may be wise to consider the iLASIK Procedure.

Some patients may also be more inclined to get contact lens related infections, such as those living in warmer climates, or who sleep with contacts, and/or wear them for weeks at a time without removing them. Overnight wear of contact lenses has been shown to be a major risk factor, even if they are approved for it and dispensed accordingly. It is also wise to seek an eye-care professional as soon as the contacts become irritating and untolerable, states Kevin Niksarli, M.D. of Manhattan Lasik Center.

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