Myth: If you are a contact lens wearer and have dry eyes you cannot have LASIK
Fact: Soft contact lenses soak up tears and make eyes experience gritty discomfort, this does not mean that you have dry eyes.
In the MO Price Three Year Lasik Study comparing dry eye symptoms in contact lens wearers that continued using contact lenses to those who had LASIK, the LASIK patients did better.
Disclaimer: The medical content provided is not intended to replace appropriate medical consultation with a qualified health care provider. According to research LASIK is safe and effective but not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK. Vision can change over time. Medical outcomes cannot be guaranteed. Results vary, risks and complications can occur with any medical procedure