Will I Need to Wear Glasses After LASIK Vision Correction?
Millions of people have undergone LASIK surgery to improve their vision, and for a good reason. The benefits of laser eye surgery are numerous and can include improved vision, fewer headaches, and reduced eye fatigue. While people who undergo LASIK shouldn't plan to wear corrective lenses after their procedure, there are rare cases depending on each individual's unique situation where a patient's improved vision may still require or occasionally require corrective lenses. These individuals are typically identified and counseled by the doctor to expect these results based on their extremely high prescription or other contributing factors that are outside the norm.
Do you have a refractive error like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), or astigmatism? Speak with the professionals at Vold Vision about a LASIK consultation in Northwest Arkansas. Our clinic is proud to offer comprehensive vision services for patients near Fayetteville, Rogers, Bentonville, and Springdale, AR.
LASIK is a cutting-edge procedure that uses a laser to correct common vision problems. It works by reshaping the cornea, which is the clear front part of your eye. This allows light to pass through the cornea and focus on the retina, which is at the back of your eye. The retina converts images into electrical impulses for the brain to interpret as vision.
People love LASIK because it's a safe and effective way to treat issues like myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism so they can see clearly when reading, playing sports, or driving. The team at Vold Vision uses an ultra-gentle laser to make the experience more pleasant. LASIK has a high success rate, and most people achieve 20/20 vision or better after laser eye surgery.
Is LASIK right for me?
Not everyone is a candidate for LASIK. Patients need to attend a LASIK consultation to make sure our vision services are safe and effective for their needs in Fayetteville, Rogers, Bentonville, or Springdale. You may be a good candidate if you:
Have positive expectations of the procedure
Are in good overall health with no underlying conditions
Are not pregnant or nursing
Have no history of eye diseases, infections, or previous surgeries or trauma that may impact your outcomes
Have had a stable prescription for over a year
Do I need to wear glasses after LASIK?
Most candidates for LASIK won't need visual aids, like glasses or contact lenses. However, every individual's needs are different. It depends on your unique eye structure and how well you heal after the procedure. Patients who are excellent candidates and follow all of our pre and post operative instructions can expect to achieve excellent results. Our staff at Vold Vision can provide guidance and answer your questions about laser eye surgery and make sure that you are an ideal candidate to leave glasses and contacts behind.
Though LASIK produces excellent results, it doesn't prevent age-related changes to your eyes in the future. This is called presbyopia, and it's the loss of flexibility of the eye lens. Patients with presbyopia gradually lose their ability to focus on nearby objects. It's commonly diagnosed in men and women over age 40. For this patient, Clear Lens Exchange (CLE) is an excellent option that can address the need for reading glasses at that time.
What can I do if my vision changes?
If you experience any changes to your vision after LASIK, contact our office at Vold Vision. It may be an indication that presbyopia has set in, or cataracts are beginning to develop with age. Presbyopia is correctable with reading glasses or CLE and Premium Cataract surgery is available to address cataracts, but it's important to schedule an eye assessment to make sure you don't have another condition.
Learn about our vision services
Problems like myopia and hyperopia require glasses, vision correction or other visual aids to see clearly. When you're ready to take the next step in finding your vision solution, we invite you to set up a LASIK consultation in Fayetteville or Bentonville, AR. Our talented team at Vold Vision will answer all of your questions and help you understand what's involved in this procedure.