Does LASIK Wear Off?

LASIK is a popular and effective surgical procedure for correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. While many patients achieve excellent visual results with LASIK, it’s important to understand the potential for future changes to your vision and whether you may need additional surgery to maintain clear vision.

What Makes LASIK “Wear Off”

One of the biggest factors affecting the stability of your vision after LASIK is your age. The younger you are when you have LASIK, the more likely it is that your vision will change over time. This is because the natural aging process can cause a shift in the shape of the eye, which can affect the effectiveness of the LASIK correction.

Another factor to consider is the amount of correction needed. Patients who have a high degree of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism may require a more aggressive laser correction, which can make the eyes more susceptible to future changes. On the other hand, patients with lower levels of correction may be less likely to experience changes in their vision.

It’s also important to consider your lifestyle and habits. Certain factors, such as spending long hours staring at a computer screen or reading in low light, can cause eye strain and contribute to changes in your vision over time. In addition, wearing contact lenses or participating in high-impact sports can also put stress on your eyes and potentially affect your vision after LASIK.

Will I Need To Get LASIK Again?

So, will you need another surgery to correct your vision after LASIK? The answer is that it depends and varies per patient. For some patients, the LASIK correction is long-lasting and provides clear vision for many years. However, for others, the vision may slowly degrade over time, and they may need additional surgery, such as a touch-up procedure, to maintain clear vision. At BCLasik, these touch-ups and secondary procedures are covered by our lifetime vision enhancement coverage.

In conclusion, while LASIK can provide excellent visual results for many patients, it’s important to understand that your vision may change over time and that you may need additional surgery to maintain clear vision. However, with proper care and regular check-ups, you can enjoy clear and stable vision without the hassle of glasses or contact lenses for many years after LASIK.

Interested in LASIK? Book a free consultation with one of BCLasik’s vision counselors to assess your specific vision needs and take a step towards clear, natural vision. A virtual or in-person consultation can be booked HERE!

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