Q: How long does LASEK, laser vision correction last?
It is a very persistent myth, people thinking that laser vision correction is not permanent and that it may only last a few years.
The reality is, LASEK permanently corrects the vision prescription – your nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism – that you come in with to have the procedure.
Vision is corrected by using a laser to gently reshape the cornea, eliminating the imperfections of the cornea that cause your nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism.
Those imperfections are gone, so the idea that a patient’s eyes occasionally “regress” following LASEK doesn’t really make sense.
however, what does happen on occasion is a patient’s myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness) actually progresses. like all living things, your eyes can change over the course of your lifetime. It wouldn’t be reasonable to expect to buy a pair of glasses and have them last your entire lifetime. Your eyes can change, but they will never go back to being as bad as they were prior to LASEK.
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