The short answer is LASIK lasts a lifetime. LASIK surgery gives patients suffering with poor or blurry eyesight the freedom of clear vision. Corrective eye surgery can be a great option for those suffering with blurry vision, however when the surgery takes place can greatly affect the long-term results.
Having LASIK surgery when patients are between 18 and their mid-30s is ideal for positive, long-lasting results. The eyes are still very healthy and unlikely to change after surgery. Corrective eye surgery is still an option for patients over 40, however, the results may mean relying on corrective lenses for actives, like reading, due to presbyopia.
LASIK can remove the temporary fix of corrective lenses and provide the permanent freedom of clear vision. Here’s how LASIK can affect you in the long run.