How Long Does LASIK Eye Surgery Last?
If you’re one of the millions of Americans who battle with blurry vision, you’ve most likely already considered going for LASIK (laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis) eye surgery. Though, as the cost of the surgery is more expensive than contact lenses and having to replace your misplaced glasses every now and again, you’ll want to make sure that it’s ultimately worth it.
How long does the actual LASIK surgery last?
The actual surgery takes less than 30 minutes! What’s more, there’s no need to visit the hospital as it can be completed as an outpatient procedure. After a day or two, you’ll already see the results.
How long does the results of LASIK eye surgery last?
Not only is LASIK eye surgery completely safe, but the results will also last for 10 or more years. As a matter of fact, in most situations your improved vision is permanent! Only one in ten previous LASIK patients have to get a follow-up surgery after 10 years.
Though, that being said, it’s very hard to predict exactly how long does LASIK last. There are several factors like family history and age which will ultimately affect your final outcome.
What happens if the results are not permanent?
If you find that a degree of astigmatism, nearsightedness or farsightedness returns at a later stage, you can go for a follow-up procedure. Blurry vision that returns is not an alarm bell as even with LASIK eye surgery changes can occur in the lens inside your eye.
That being said, many times those who encounter slight changes after they went for the laser surgery in fact feel that these changes aren’t that troublesome. They might not even feel it’s necessary to go for an extra follow-up procedure.
The final verdict
LASIK eye surgery is for sure worth it! After all, millions of people complete LASIK surgery every year and they can’t all be wrong, right? All things considered, it’s a very safe and proven procedure that can help you to regain perfect vision without any long-term complications. As a matter of fact, the chances are really low that you will suffer from a serious complication because you went for LASIK eye surgery. In most cases, all it takes is one straightforward procedure and you can wave goodbye to contact lenses and glasses for decades to come.
Plus, if you take into account how much you would’ve had to fork out on visits to the doctor, glasses, contact lenses, and solution for your contacts, LASIK eye surgery suddenly becomes a lot more affordable. Ultimately you would’ve saved enough money to cover the cost of the surgery.
Still unsure how long your LASIK will last?
If you still wonder how long would your LASIK surgery last, be sure to contact one of our Dello Russo Laser Vision centers. The team at Dello Russo boasts years of experience in laser surgery and is ready to answer your questions and help you find the most suitable surgery for your unique needs.