Have you ever wondered how long Lasik lasts? Do you think that you might be a candidate for the procedure, but you want to know if you will need another surgery down the road? These are common questions that Manhattan LASIK Center surgeons typically hear from our patients. Although every person is different, most people enjoy decades of clear vision from having had the LASIK procedure.
LASIK surgery is a safe procedure for people that want to eliminate their dependence on eyeglasses and contact lenses. People who have LASIK surgery often have improved vision for years and even decades. A small number of patients, around five percent, need a second surgery to achieve the same results.
Aging affects every Manhattan LASIK Center patient differently, and there may be issues surgeons cannot predict. Presbyopia is the name of a condition that occurs between 40 and 50 years of age. As people get older, it becomes increasingly harder for them to see objects close up. LASIK surgery performed before this period may be adversely affected and can require the person to wear reading glasses to see things close up.
Cataracts can negatively affect the vision of someone who has had LASIK surgery. This condition is a clouding of the native lens of the eye (behing the cornea) caused by aging or injury. Some people are genetically predisposed to have cataracts. When a cataract is detected, an eye surgeon must remove the lens and replace it with an artificial lens.
For most people, LASIK surgery offers years of corrective lens-free living. LASIK surgery even has unexpected benefits like improved peripheral vision! If you are interested in LASIK surgery, contact Manhattan LASIK Center for a FREE consultation.