Are the results of Lasik treatment permanent?

LASIKsurgery has become very popular in recent years, as more people are keen to explore options that allow them to ditch their glasses. However, since the eyes are such a delicate part of the body, people are always anxious to learn about the benefits and risks of the procedure before agreeing to surgery. One of the most commonly asked questions is – Are the results of LASIK treatment permanent?

Lasik Treatment
Laser in-situ Keratomileusis better known as LASIK surgery, involves the use of anexcimer laser to reshape the inner portion of the cornea. Excimer lasers have revolutionized the field of laser eye surgery, by improving safety and outcomes.

When performing LASIK, the surgeon will first create a thin flap in the cornea, and this will facilitate access to the inner corneal layers. The cornea is then reshaped based on a patient’s unique prescription, so as to correct vision problems such as  near-sightedness, farsightedness, and or astigmatism.

Are Lasik treatment results permanent?
The vision improvements achieved with LASIK treatment are generally a permanent fix for vision problems, as it changes the shape of the eye. However there have been cases where people that have undergone LASIK notice a decrease in its effectiveness after a number of years, but their overall vision remains good. There are also times when a ‘touch-up’ may be recommended, when there is a minor change in vision.

When choosing an eye doctor it’s important to choose someone that is well-trained, highly skilled, and very experienced in performing LASIK surgery.

Clients in Washington, DC, and Northern, VA, can contact New View Eye Center in Reston, VA, to learn more about LASIK treatment. Call (703) 834-9777 today, to schedule an appointment with ophthalmologist, Dr. Jacqueline Griffiths.

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