Boothe Eye Care Offers Insight to Patients Considering LASIK

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Despite patient concerns regarding LASIK eye surgery, new reports confirm that the procedure is extremely safe and effective. Booth Eye Care, specializing in LASIK surgeries, offers further explanation of the process.

When it comes to laser eye surgeries, patients are immediately less intrigued when they think of what it involves. Having to stay awake during the procedure, anesthetizing the eye and having a laser invade the very delicate surface of the cornea are all reasons why patients opt out of this innovative procedure. Despite what those images may bring up, the professionals at Boothe Eye Care state that the LASIK process is essentially painless; the most a patient will feel is a slight pressure. The company observes a recent article from The Digital Journal that explains the benefits of LASIK surgery.

For those that are sick of wearing glasses or dealing with the hassle of contact lenses, LASIK surgery is a great way to thoroughly improve eyesight. According to the article the surgery “has been performed on millions of people nationwide to treat a wide range of refractive errors including even patients with high amounts of astigmatism.” Dr. William Boothe of Boothe Eye Care, explains, “When it was first developed, it was understandable that so many people were afraid of LASIK surgery – it was a foreign concept. But this article helps highlight the many benefits the procedure has grown to offer.”

Dr. Boothe has successfully completed over 99,000 LASIK surgeries and has firsthand knowledge of how effective the treatment is. The cornea specialist adds, “It may seem like a strange procedure, but Boothe Eye Care patients can tell you that it’s really a simple process that has an incredible benefit – it restores your vision!” While the procedure is relatively easy, he does note the many side effects that patients often experience.

The article states that those recovering from LASIK surgery may experience dry eyes, seeing “halos or starbursts” at night and a sensitivity to light. However, doctors typically provide eye drops to help with these symptoms that tend to disappear a week after the surgery. Sometimes, patients have to have follow-up treatments to fine-tune the process, which makes several patients uneasy about the effectiveness of the treatment.

Regarding those thoughts, Boothe comments, “Most ophthalmologists act with the patient’s interest as a priority. Follow-up procedures are not an indication that LASIK is a poor surgical method, but are rather a way to ensure optimal vision for the patient.” He adds that many injuries require multiple surgeries to achieve full recovery, and that the eye is no different. “It may be small, but the eye is a very complicated part of the body that LASIK helps preserve.”

Boothe Eye Care is an ophthalmology office led by Dr. William Boothe, a cornea specialist. Through the expertise of Dr. Boothe, Boothe Eye Care has performed over 99,000 LASIK laser vision correction procedures. Additionally, Boothe Eye Care is known for its friendly, knowledgeable staff and its commitment to quality patient care. Located in Plano, Texas, Boothe Eye Care was founded on high customer service and medical standards, which it upholds today.

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