Does Laser Eye Surgery Permanently Fix Eyesight?

Laser eye surgery is a permanent form of vision correction that can help people with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The procedure reshapes the cornea, the clear outer layer of the eye, to improve vision. The effects of laser eye surgery are long-lasting and can be permanent, depending on the patient's eye prescription. The short answer to the question of whether laser eye surgery permanently fixes eyesight is yes.

Procedures such as LASIK, PRK and SMILE are permanent forms of laser vision correction. The change in the curvature of the cornea helps reduce eye power and for most people after LASIK, the effect is permanent. However, a small minority of people may notice blurred vision in the future due to a new eye capacity. This is due to a minor regression or to natural changes that occur in the eye.

In many cases, people who experience new vision after LASIK surgery aren't affected by the change and don't feel the need for additional vision correction. Others choose to wear numbered glasses only for certain activities (driving at night, etc.), and some others undergo the LASIK touch-up procedure called augmentation surgery. It's important to note that while laser eye surgery is permanent, it won't stop age-related changes from happening. Once the procedure is done, the effects of laser eye surgery (reshaping the cornea to correct farsightedness or myopia) usually last a lifetime. It's normal for all people to experience visual problems as they age, regardless of whether or not they have had laser eye surgery. To ensure that laser eye surgery is effective and that the result is long lasting, your prescription should remain stable and ideally unchanged over the last two years before the procedure is performed.

First of all, it means that the growth phase of the eye has been completed and, therefore, the possibility of future increases in eye power is lower. In conclusion, laser eye surgery can be a permanent solution for correcting vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. However, it's important to note that any underlying condition such as presbyopia can cause changes in vision over time which may make the original LASIK procedure less effective. It's also important to ensure that your prescription has remained stable for at least two years before undergoing laser eye surgery.

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