How Long Does Laser Eye Surgery Last

How Long Does Laser Eye Surgery Last?

by | 11 Jul 2020

Patients want to know how long does laser eye surgery last, which is understandable because it is an expensive treatment.

The good news is that the benefits of laser eye surgery are generally permanent.

In a small percentage of cases, retreatment or enhancement may be required. We offer a 10-year guarantee, which means that if you do require retreatment or enhancement, we will provide this completely free of charge.

Laser eye surgery permanently corrects the prescription you have come to fix i.e. nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. It does this by using a laser to reshape the cornea, eliminating the imperfections of the cornea and once they are gone a patient’s eyes don’t regress.

However, what does happen on occasion is a patient’s myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness) actually progresses.

Age Related Presbyopia 

Presbyopia is a progressively worsening ability to focus on close objects such as difficulty reading small print. 

The condition is caused due to the hardening of the lens of the eye, causing the eye to focus light behind rather than on the retina when looking at close objects.

It is common for people from the age of 45. Even if you were born with good vision in both eyes, you will likely need reading glasses in your mid forties – the same is true for people who chose to have their vision corrected with a laser eye surgery procedure.

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 laser eye surgery.

We understand that it’s all about trust. Your eyesight is priceless and despite the many benefits of laser eye surgery you will naturally have fears and need reassurance before you consider going ahead.

This is what informs our patient-centred philosophy and why we offer a complimentary video consultation with our senior consultant so you can ask him any questions you may have.

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