Vision Stable to 14 Years After Laser Vision Correction
Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Thu 07/02/2009 - 09:42
How long will my LASIK last?
This is a common question I am asked by patients. For most patients, the benefits of LASIK may last a lifetime. Notice that I didn’t say that you will be 20/20 or have perfect vision for a lifetime. LASIK or PRK does not prevent normal aging changes from occurring. Thus if you were destined to develop increasing astigmatism as you age or the need for reading glasses in your later years, this will still happen. However, in most instances, patients will maintain excellent distance vision for many years. A majority of patients will continue to pass their driver’s license exam without restriction. This is not just my observation but is confirmed by recent study performed 14 years after laser vision correction. The results showed that the majority of patients were still satisfied with their vision and that acuity remained remarkably stable. If you are ready to explore the possibilities and visual freedom that LASIK can offer you, come in for a no-obligation consultation.