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Is LASIK Eye Surgery Permanent? 

August 29 2022
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Having LASIK eye surgery is a big decision. There are a lot of factors to consider, and it’s important to take your time and make sure you’re making the right choice for yourself.

Not to worry, though. There’s a LASIK co-management process where you and your optometrist and your ophthalmologist work together to ensure the best possible results. 

Read on as a Closter, NJ optometrist talks about LASIK, the co-management process, and how long the effects of LASIK last.

What Is LASIK?

LASIK is a type of laser eye surgery that corrects vision. It uses a laser to reshape the cornea, which is the outermost part of the eye. The procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis and takes about 15 minutes per eye.

The cornea is an important part of your eye’s anatomy because it acts as a lens to focus light on your retina. LASIK corrects nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism by reshaping your cornea so that it focuses light properly onto your retina without relying on glasses or contacts.

How Long Does LASIK Last?

LASIK is a great procedure to correct your vision. However, it is important to know how long you can expect to see results and factors that affect how long LASIK lasts.

For the most part, LASIK does not last forever. After the procedure, your eyes are expected to stay in their new position for at least 20 years before they begin to shift back toward the previous prescription. After this time period, you may need another procedure in order to keep your vision stable and clear.

Factors That Affect How Long LASIK Lasts

There are several factors that affect how long LASIK lasts including: 

  • Age of patient
  • Thickness of cornea
  • Type of laser used during surgery
  • Quality of correction
  • Type of follow-up care provided by optometrist
  • Amount of correction
  • Quality of pre-operative assessment
  • Type of post-operative care provided by surgeon (e.g., visual acuity testing)

The LASIK Co-Management Process

If you’re considering LASIK, you’ve probably heard about the co-management process. What is it? Co-management is a way for you to work with your eye doctor (optometrist) to determine which type of LASIK is right for you. It’s a chance for your doctor to collaborate with you every step of the way, so that together, you can choose the best treatment options.

If you have more questions or wish to schedule a consultation, feel free to call our Closter, NJ optometry office today.

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