Dr. Rothman of LASIK of Nevada talks about the safety of LASIK versus contact lenses.
Is LASIK safer than contact lenses? The answer is definitely: Yes!
In fact, studies have shown that the lifelong risk of wearing contact lenses is associated with a significant possibility of a vision threatening infection. Whereas the LASIK procedure, even though it is surgery, is a one-time event for most patients, it is actually the most successful elective procedure in the history of medicine because it’s so safe. And the answer is, LASIK is indeed safer than wearing contact lenses.