Could your eyesight still change over time despite undergoing Lasik treatment?
Whether you are considering getting Lasik or you have just undergone treatment you may be wondering if Lasik results are permanent. While yes, the changes made to the cornea through this cutting-edge laser treatment create permanent results it is possible for vision to still change as you get older. From the office of our New York ophthalmologist Dr. Christopher Coad, learn more about vision changes that could occur after laser eye surgery so you fully understand the procedure’s long-term results before deciding whether it’s right for you.
What is Lasik surgery?
This surgical procedure is designed to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism by correcting the shape of the cornea. Millions of people worldwide have already undergone this treatment to correct their vision and if you are wishing to wake up and see clearly without the use of glasses or contacts then Lasik surgery may be right for you.
Could my vision change after Lasik?
As we mentioned above, the laser makes permanent changes to the shape of the cornea. This cannot be reversed; however, sometimes vision can continue to change as a person ages. In this case, you may notice changes to your vision over the years even if you’ve undergone Lasik surgery.
Despite this, most people only experience minor changes after LASIK treatment and it’s usually minor enough that they don’t require additional correction. Some choose to wear glasses or contacts, especially at night, to adjust for these small changes. If you are starting to notice changes in your vision years after Lasik surgery, our New York eye doctor would be happy to discuss this with you to determine whether you may benefit from further vision correction.
What is Lasik enhancement?
In the rare instance that your Lasik procedure didn’t provide satisfactory results or your vision changed significantly over the years, our ophthalmologist may recommend Lasik enhancement, a follow-up treatment that can sharpen your vision. The procedure and recovery time is similar to your original Lasik treatment.
Are you interested in starting the New Year with a new, better vision? If so, the team at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology in New York can help. Call our office today at (212) 220-0066 to schedule a free Lasik consultation with us. The future looks clearer with Lasik.