Shady Grove Eye & Vision Care
15200 Shady Grove Rd #100 Rockville MD 20850 +1 301-670-1212
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Rockville, MD
(301) 670-1212

Exposing 4 Common LASIK Misconceptions

LASIK (laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis) is one of the most innovative breakthroughs in the visual health field, as it offers a lasting solution for refractive errors. Yet a number of widespread misconceptions about this procedure have made some people wary of it. Here, your trusted eye doctor from Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care separates four myths about LASIK from reality.

LASIK Misconceptions

1. The LASIK Process Involves a Lot of Pain

Contrary to the popular belief, LASIK is actually painless. The procedure uses a cold beam laser excimer, which may produce some vibrations and mild pressure at the most. To eliminate any discomfort, we typically apply anesthetic drops before the procedure to numb your eyes. You may feel a tingling sensation as the anesthesia wears off. This slight discomfort should fade completely after a few hours.

2. LASIK Is the Ultimate Solution for All Vision Errors

Laser eye surgery is the treatment of choice when it comes to correcting refractive errors, like far- or nearsightedness. It is not, however, a catchall solution for all vision problems. Some eyesight errors are still better managed by wearing corrective optical devices or other procedures. This is why if you are contemplating LASIK, you must first undergo a comprehensive eye exam so we can evaluate your visual health and determine if you are a candidate for the procedure.

3. You Won’t Have to Wear Eyewear After Undergoing LASIK

Although LASIK can reduce your need to wear corrective eyewear, there’s a chance you may still eventually need glasses or contacts again. You may develop vision problems as you age that may require adjunct vision correction options, like higher prescription eyewear.

4. Anyone Is Eligible for LASIK

Laser eye surgery is not for everyone. Patients considering this option must have a complete understanding of the possible effects. LASIK is generally only administered to individuals 18 years old and above, as younger patients’ eyes are often still developing. You should also be in good overall health.

If you have any further questions about LASIK, call us at (301) 859-4060 or fill out our form. We offer our premier eye care services to families in Washington, DC, Rockville, MD, and Alexandria, VA.

Finding Our Location

We are located between Rockville and Gaithersburg, near the Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center and the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus off West Montgomery Ave on Shady Grove Road. For more detailed driving instructions, see below.

Address

15200 Shady Grove Road, Suite 100
Rockville, MD, 20850

Contact Information

Phone: (301) 670-1212
Email: [email protected]

Shady Grove Care Hours

In addition to our office hours, we offer a 24-hour emergency answering service available to all established patients.

Monday:9 AM - 1 PM, 2 PM - 7 PM
Tuesday:9 AM - 12:30 PM, 2 PM - 7 PM
Wednesday:9 AM - 1 PM, 2 PM - 7 PM
Thursday:9 AM - 1 PM, 2 PM - 7 PM
Friday:9 AM - 1 PM, 2 PM - 5 PM
Saturday:9 AM - 2 PM
Sunday:Closed