The iLASIK Procedure is not without risk, but wearing contacts has its own risks. Infections with contacts can occur, so considering this possibility, the hassle of contacts and the lifetime costs of wearing contacts, maybe it's time for the iLASIK Procedure.
- Contacts require meticulous attention to ensure proper cleaning and to avoid infection
- Experts consider the rate of infection to be higher with contacts than with the iLASIK Procedure1
- People who live in warmer climates, sleep with contacts in and/or wear them for weeks at a time are at an even greater risk of infection
- Contacts are expensive
- A 25-year-old can expect to spend tens of thousands of dollars on contacts over their lifetime — as much as FIVE TIMES the price of the typical iLASIK Procedure2
- And what about living your life?
- Do you realize how much time you spend cleaning and caring for your contacts?
- What type of lifestyle compromises do you continue to make because of your contacts?
- Have you ever found yourself on the road without your contact supplies?
- Have you ever had a contact-related eye infection?
Contacts or the iLASIK Procedure? It's never been easier to make the contacts-free choice.
- Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Casey Eye Institute. Is LASIK Surgery Safer than Contact Lenses?
- Based on an estimated iLASIK Procedure fee of $5,000. Source: Michael L. Stark, DO; Jeffrey M. Ward, OD.
Laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) can only be performed by a trained physician and is specified for reduction or elimination of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism as indicated within the product labeling. Laser refractive surgery is contraindicated for patients: a) with collagen vascular, autoimmune, or immunodeficiency diseases; b) who are pregnant or nursing women; c) with signs of keratoconus or abnormal corneal topography; d) who are taking one or both of the following medications: Isotretinoin (Accutane) and Amiodarone hydrochloride (Cordarone). Potential side effects to laser refractive surgery may include glare, dry eye, as well as other visual anomalies. LASIK requires the use of a microkeratome that cuts a flap on the surface of the cornea, potential side effects may include flap related complications. Consult with your eye care professional and Patient Information Booklet regarding the potential risks and benefits for laser refractive surgery, results may vary for each individual patient.
Restricted Device: U.S. Federal Law restricts this device to sale, distribution, and use by or on the order of a physician or other licensed eye care practitioner. U.S. Federal Law restricts the use of this device to practitioners who have been trained in its calibration and operation and who have experience in the surgical treatment and management of refractive errors.