Researchers to compare LASIK and contact lenses

Researchers to compare LASIK and contact lenses

Posted by Adrian Galbreth

A research foundation is undertaking a study of contact lenses and LASIK laser eye surgery to compare patient satisfaction.

The Cornea Research Foundation of America was set up in 1988 with the aim of improving and preserving human eyesight, and the study hopes to determine if wearers of contact lenses and those who have undergone LASIK have a similar or different satisfaction experience overall.

Points of comparison will include visual satisfaction, visual complaints and safety, as well as any quality of life issues.

"This pivotal landmark study has the potential to give timely and valuable information relative to these two widely used means of vision correction," explained Dr Michael Gordon and Dr Jack L. Weiss from the Gordon & Weiss Vision Institute, a centre taking part in the study.

To qualify for the study, participants must have naturally occurring short-sightedness, long-sightedness or astigmatism and have worn contact lenses for more than five years.

Former Olympians Sharron Davies and Jonathon Edwards have both undergone laser eye surgery and publicly praised the results.

by Alexa Kaczka

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