Many people wonder about the permanence of the LASIK surgery. It CERTAINLY reduces dependence on glasses and MOST LIKELY eliminates the use of glasses. As a matter of fact, vision is subjective and fluctuates like other
parts of the body. Patients who have chosen to undergo a LASIK surgery have witnessed a life-changing decision.
LASIK also known as laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis is a refractive surgery that corrects the different types of vision problems faced by individuals such as myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. In most cases today, LASIK surgery is seen as the most ideal way to get permanently rid of wearing glasses and lenses.
A refractive surgery is meant to rectify the errors in one’s eye by reshaping the cornea to enable the light to properly focus on the retina. Patients who have undergone LASIK surgeries have testified it to be a painless procedure that gets completed in a matter of 15 minutes.
During this procedure, the tissue is removed and it cannot grow back, hence, it is a permanent solution. However, every person’s eye conditions differ and later in life, the results can vary too. The immediate effects of Laser surgery would be the attainment of 20/20 vision or as one desire.
Age has a big role to play in the effects of laser surgery. Over the course of life, optical conditions often change with time. From infancy, the eyes undergo several changes and adjustments to a period of stabilisation in mid-20s, in 40s vision tends to worsen which is a natural part of ageing that affects some people more than others. Depending on the age at which the laser eye surgery is done, the effects of LASIK will differ. The sooner one decides on it, the better will vision be. Even if the person gets a spectacle power say at age 48yrs, for sure they would not be dependent on them (like earlier) and would need it only for seeing very fine things.
Of all the refractive surgeries that exist, LASIK is seen as the most popular form of surgery with a remarkable 96% success rate.