8: How Long Do The Effects of LASIK Last?
You may have heard conflicting stories about whether the effects of LASIK are temporary or permanent. This is because, in order to understand this, you have to understand how LASIK works…
During LASIK, your cornea – the clear membrane that covers the front of your eye – is reshaped to address and correct your specific eye condition. This is permanent. No matter how much time has passed, your cornea will not lose its new shape after surgery.
Along with our bodies, our vision will change as we grow older. As much as we would like to prevent this, it is unavoidable. However, as we age, our vision begins to naturally deteriorate.
As patients become older, a common eye disorder that comes with age is presbyopia. With this, a person’s near vision may start to become blurry, often making reading glasses necessary. However, this is not an issue with the cornea, which has been corrected by LASIK. This is rather an issue with the eye’s lens. At the time of your LASIK screening, your eye doctor can explain this to you in more detail.
If your eye surgeon doesn’t recommend LASIK for you, there are other vision correction options to choose from that correct nearsightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia and farsightedness. Consult with your doctor. Our doctors at the Eye Centers of Florida will provide you the finest services and facilities for all of your eye treatments and procedures. We are the premier eye center in Florida, with our main office in Fort Myers and 12 additional offices throughout Florida to serve you. To schedule your appointment today call (239) 320-7342.