For the majority of patients who are motivated to be independent of glasses and contact lenses, laser eye surgery in the form of LASIK remains the safest and most predictable surgical option.

I do not believe that the cost is prohibitive for most patients and the cost savings from contact lenses and glasses over several years are considerable. We, as a profession, have not been effective enough at educating patients regarding the benefits of laser eye surgery, providing it is being done by a high calibre surgeon with state of the art technology.

Unfortunately LASIK has been commoditised and many patients are understandably sceptical about marketing and promotional materials. It is a surgical procedure on the cornea and should thus be carried out by fellowship trained corneal surgeons. Patients should be educated about the importance of knowing who their individual surgeon is as this is a major determinant of visual outcome and safety.

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