Corrective eye surgery has been providing people with a better vision for years. Gone are the days of having to struggle with contacts and glasses. With so many treatment options available, one of the most popular procedures remains LASIK. This article aims to answer that one final reservation you likely have…
How long does LASIK last?
If you have received LASIK before, this will shed light on your options moving forward.
The vast majority of LASIK procedures enhance vision without regression. As with all procedures, however, there are exceptions. As we age, our bodies inevitably change. The lens inside of your eye(s) changes, as well, and can return your nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. LASIK reshapes the cornea with lasers and although imperfections are immediately removed, there is the possibility of your prescription changing further and returning blurry vision. Rest assured, your vision will never be as blurry as it was before you underwent LASIK. Patients who do report deteriorating vision commonly experience it years later and enjoy the benefits of LASIK all the while.
If you have had LASIK before and you feel that your vision is worsening, there is LASIK enhancement surgery available. This touch-up is sometimes covered in your initial cost but can also be performed by a different eye surgeon. It is a commonly performed procedure with 10% of patients seeking enhancement 10 years following their initial surgery. Also, keep in mind that a patient with unstable refraction prior to surgery is more likely to need the enhancement down the road.
Everyone develops a degree of presbyopia – aging eyes – and laser eye surgery combats this. Although it does not prevent the natural aging of the eye, your vision can be improved. LASIK is a safe, and effective, treatment for existing vision issues but does not prevent further complications like cataracts and presbyopia from developing.
Concerned about LASIK limiting treatment options for these conditions later? All treatments for such natural eyesight issues are not impacted by LASIK.
If you are curious about LASIK, or have previously had the procedure, contact Diamond Vision to consult the experts. Their certified and exceptional staff will analyze your condition and overall health to recommend a course of action. Even if you feel that your vision after LASIK is deteriorating, Diamond Vision can perform your LASIK enhancement surgery and have you seeing clearly again. You are not bound to rely on your reading glasses or irritating contacts. Consult Diamond Vision to improve your vision and bring back your normal lifestyle.