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Study: People Who Choose LASIK After Contact Lenses Are More Satisfied with Their Vision and Remain Satisfied Over Time

Article Courtesy of: Eyewire Today

A new study finds that contact lens users who chose to have LASIK were more satisfied with their vision a year after the surgery – and even more satisfied after 2 and 3 years, according to the Cornea Research Foundation of America. The study is the first to directly compare satisfaction rates of contact lens wearers with those who opt for LASIK laser vision correction surgery.

According to Three-Year Longitudinal Survey Comparing Visual Satisfaction with LASIK and Contact Lenses (http://www.aaojournal.org/article/S0161-6420(16)30096-3/fulltext), former contact-lens users surveyed after LASIK surgery reported higher satisfaction rates than a control group that did not have LASIK and instead continued to use contacts. In follow-up surveys conducted 2 and 3 years after the procedure, LASIK satisfaction rates were consistently high, while contact lens satisfaction rates declined steadily. The study was conducted by the Cornea Research Foundation of America. Findings were published in the August 2016 issue of Ophthalmology. Continue reading Study: People Who Choose LASIK After Contact Lenses Are More Satisfied with Their Vision and Remain Satisfied Over Time