4 doctors weighed in:

Will lasik or laser eye surgeries replace optometrists?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No. Even after laser surgery, people need to have regular eye examinations to ensure ocular health (especially if they had a high prescription or have other ocular or systemic disease).
Not all patients are able to have laser eye surgery and those patients will need glasses or contact lenses for vision correction.

In brief: No

No. Even after laser surgery, people need to have regular eye examinations to ensure ocular health (especially if they had a high prescription or have other ocular or systemic disease).
Not all patients are able to have laser eye surgery and those patients will need glasses or contact lenses for vision correction.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Tim Conrad
Only a small percentage of people who could get laser vision correction actually have the procedure. Most people still prefer glasses and/or contact lenses.
Dr. Rajesh Khanna
Ophthalmology

In brief: Myth

Not everyone is a candidate for vision correction with lasik.
You have to keep in mind that not everyone wants to have this procedure done and they rather stay with their glasses or contact lenses. Plus we still have children that need their current od for glasses.

In brief: Myth

Not everyone is a candidate for vision correction with lasik.
You have to keep in mind that not everyone wants to have this procedure done and they rather stay with their glasses or contact lenses. Plus we still have children that need their current od for glasses.
Dr. Rajesh Khanna
Dr. Rajesh Khanna
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