The most common questions about Lasik eye surgery are, how much does it cost, does Lasik hurt, and does Lasik last forever?
Since the Lasik eye surgery was approved by the FDA in 1996, a lot of improvements and advancements have occurred.
Millions of Americans have benefited from Lasik and significantly improved their way of life without depending on glasses and contact lenses.
With Lasik, patients often achieve 20/20 vision, but the results will vary and aren’t the same for every patient.
In some cases, patients may still need to use reading glasses or contact lenses after Lasik eye surgery, but the prescription levels are much lower than before the surgery.
Does Lasik Eye Surgery Last?
According to the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Lasik has a success rate of 96% with the majority of patients achieving 20/20 vision or better.
The laser technology used to treat the patients may vary. At our Orange County Lasik Center Medical Group, Alexandra Chebil M.D. will discuss all the options available specific for your treatment needs.
Does Lasik Last Forever?
Although the procedure achieves excellent results and has a great safety record, like any surgery, complications may occur.
A small percentage of patients may require additional Lasik sessions or “Touch-Up” to improve their vision.
Due to the normal aging process, some patients may require reading glasses once they reach 40 to 50 years old for presbyopia.
If you’ve considered Lasik eye surgery, it’s important to know that overall it’s safe, has a high success rate, and has changed the lives of many patients that no longer depend on eyeglasses or contact lenses.
It’s important to discuss all the risks, and benefits involved directly with the surgeon. Our Newport Beach Ophthalmologist Alexandra Chebil M.D. has performed over 40,000 surgeries, and is involved with each patient from the first visit to long after the Lasik procedure.
During your complimentary consultation, Dr. Chebil will examine your eyes, discuss your specific vision goals, and the Lasik options available specific to your vision correction needs.