How Long Does LASIK Eye Surgery Last?

June 3, 2022

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If you have been experiencing vision problems, you have a few choices for correcting your eyesight. While getting glasses is the most common option and is highly effective, it might not be for everyone. Some people have a real problem with the way they look while wearing glasses. You can opt for contacts instead, but caring for your contacts and keeping up with them might be inconvenient. Alternatively, you can have your vision corrected with LASIK laser eye surgery.

What is LASIK?

The ophthalmic team at Anh Nguyen Ophthalmology uses cutting-edge laser technology to improve poor vision. These eye problems include myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism (blurred vision). Presbyopia is a condition that can occur because of the aging process. As some people reach the middle-age years of life, the shape and structure of their eyes change, which can lead to poor or distorted vision.

Every one of these eye conditions is based on the irregular shape of the eyes. For example, when someone is nearsighted, it means that the shape of the cornea is too elongated. This makes objects at a distance appear blurry. By changing the shape of the cornea with the LASIK laser, we can improve this condition dramatically.

What to Expect

The LASIK procedure has been refined over the last few years, improving the precision of the laser beam and the effectiveness of the procedure. Most people who undergo LASIK eye surgery are happy with the results and don’t feel the need for repeat examinations. This makes it difficult to keep track of exactly how long a LASIK procedure’s results will last. However, most people who undergo LASIK laser eye surgery have good, or even excellent, vision for multiple years and decades. But there is a chance that they might need to wear glasses or contacts again when they are older.

As time passes, the improved vision might begin to slowly worsen, and this is nothing to be concerned about. The exact degree of change can’t be predicted, so our staff deals with these issues on an individual basis. If necessary, an enhancement or touch-up procedure can be performed. We can’t keep natural changes that happen to your eyes from occurring, but we can make the necessary corrections to maintain your clear vision.

What to Know

The LASIK procedure itself only takes about fifteen minutes per eye. It might take you some time to see clearly after the procedure, so we recommend bringing a responsible driver with you to take you home. It will take a few weeks for the blurry vision to subside for most people. You will be provided with a post-procedure examination date to see how well your eyes are healing.

You should also remember that regular eye exams are necessary to keep up with the condition of your eyes after LASIK eye surgery. Changes can occur over time, and you might need further treatment down the road. If you feel like you might be a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery, call Anh Nguyen Ophthalmology today to schedule a consultation.

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