Will Laser Eye Surgery Hurt Or Help You?

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If you wear or need glasses, you’ve probably heard about laser surgery for sharper vision – you probably even know someone who’s had it done. The most common types are LASIK and PRK, and these treatments can either bring back 20/20 vision, or at least reduce your need for glasses or contacts.

But vision surgery can have some negative, even dangerous, side effects, so here’s what you need to know before you make an appointment.

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Good Candidates for Vision Surgery

Laser surgery helps people who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have an oddly shaped cornea, called astigmatism, but it’s not for everyone. It might work for you if: