Debunked: LASIK and SBK Myths and Misconceptions
debunked lasik and sbk myths and misconceptions

Debunked: LASIK and SBK Myths and Misconceptions

March 29, 2021

There are many myths surrounding SBK surgery in Calgary, also known as “modern LASIK.” These misconceptions may cause you to avoid or outright refuse to get a procedure that could significantly increase your quality of life.

In reality, SBK is a very safe and rewarding procedure, with an over 96% satisfaction rate. Most of the time, patients choose to avoid SBK because of misconceptions they have about how the procedure works. But when people understand the facts, they are much more likely to have the procedure done. Our team at Clarity Laser Vision has put together this article so that you can understand the facts about LASIK MD surgery near you and make an informed decision about your eyesight. Here are some of the most common misconceptions about SBK.

#1 SBK is Riskier Than Wearing Contact Lenses

Often, patients choose to continue to wear contact lenses instead of getting SBK because they believe it is less risky. However, studies have shown that contact wearers have a one in two thousand chance of developing complications, whereas those who undergo LASIK only have a one in ten thousand chance of complications.

Furthermore, LASIK greatly enhances night vision, and those who have chosen to undergo the procedure have reported much more ease driving at night than they had when they had to wear contacts or glasses.

#2 SBK Only Corrects Myopia

Another misconception that people have is that SBK can only treat myopia, also known as nearsightedness. But at Clarity Laser Vision, our eye doctor near you uses SBK to treat astigmatism, farsightedness, and nearsightedness.

When you come into our clinic to see if you are a candidate for SBK, our eye doctor in Calgary will use our state-of-the-art technology to ensure you are a good candidate for the procedure and will not hesitate to tell you if you do not qualify.

#3 SBK is Painful and Long

When you think of any medical procedure, specifically those that involve your eyes, you may feel a little nervous. If you choose to undergo SBK at Clarity Laser Vision, you will be completely cared for by our experienced team. Most of the time, the entire procedure only takes between 20 to 30 minutes, and most patients only feel a very brief and minimal amount of pressure.

#4 Recovery is Very Long

Some people hesitate to get SBK because they think that the recovery period will be long and tedious. If you are very busy with work, you likely don’t have much time to be without vision for more than a few days. Fortunately, with SBK, you don’t have to worry about this. In fact, most of our patients can return to work the day after their surgery.

It is recommended that you go home immediately after your procedure and spend the rest of the day relaxing, and our team will want to evaluate you the following day for a postoperative visit, but in most cases, you can get back to work shortly after your procedure.

If you are interested in learning more about SBK and want to see if you are a good candidate for this corrective procedure, please do not hesitate to contact our team at Clarity Laser Vision. We are happy to address any questions or concerns you may have and get you started on your LASIK journey.