LASIK Risks


Realistic Expectations/ Side Effects

The decision to have LASIK from New Vision Laser Center in Hagerstown is an important one that only you can make. It is important that you have realistic expectations and that your decision is based on facts. Below are the LASIK risks we want you to be made aware of before deciding to have your procedure at New Vision Laser Center.

Achieving visual independence in the safest manner is our goal. Although New Vision Laser Center cannot guarantee a certain level of vision, we leave nothing to chance to achieve your best personal vision. Most of our patients experience vision that is 20/20 or better and they no longer have to wear glasses or contacts.

Although complications are rare, any surgical procedure does carry some risk. Please make sure your questions and concerns are answered before your procedure. Let us know if you have a history of eye problems such as dry eyes, poor vision or anything that might affect your LASIK surgery.

Potential Side Effects:

  • Glare
  • Seeing halos around images
  • Difficulty driving at night
  • Fluctuating vision
  • Dry eye
  • Loss of lines of vision on the vision chart
  • Trouble seeing in situations with low contrast, such as driving in the fog
  • For some farsighted patients, results may diminish with age

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the risks associated with LASIK, or any of the laser vision correction procedures performed at New Vision Laser Center, contact us today. We will be happy to review the risks and benefits of LASIK with you to ensure you are confident in your decision.