How Long Does Laser Eye Surgery Last?
For a procedure that only takes fifteen minutes, I’m sure you’re asking yourself “how long does laser eye surgery last?”. It’s not often you hear you can have surgery one morning, and be driving the next day.
Laser eye surgery has a remarkable success rate. In fact, according to prominent medical studies, after their procedure, over 99% of patients are able to drive and work without the need of corrective lenses. On average over 90% of patients achieve 20/20 vision or better.
Say Goodbye to Glasses and Contact Lenses!
Laser eye surgery is a permanent solution that corrects vision problems, primarily involving shortsightedness, longsightedness and astigmatism. The procedure involves a laser to reshape the cornea (the front of the eye) to reduce the need for glasses and lenses, permanently!
Like any surgery in rare cases, post-operative complications can occur. A small percentage of patients may require a minor enhancement or “touch-up” to improve their vision.
Also, naturally as our bodies age, so do our eyes. If you are past the age of 40, a condition called presbyopia occurs. Presbyopia is the natural hardening of the lens which results in difficulty reading things up close. Laser Eye Surgery does not cause or cure this age related eye condition.
Eye Health After Laser Eye Surgery
Many laser eye surgery candidates wonder if they must continue their annual eye exam check-ups. Even though most patients experience 20/20 vision or better following laser eye surgery, it’s still important to see your eye care professional once a year for a routine checkup to ensure the health of your eyes are maintained.
By choosing to have laser eye surgery, you have made a great decision to invest in your best potential eyesight. To help reap those benefits for years to come, it’s wise to have annual visits to your optometrist.
To learn more about laser eye surgery, and what it’s like getting the procedure with Space Healthcare, please feel free to read our Free Patient Info-Kit by clicking HERE.