Question: Can You Get Lasik Surgery Twice?

LASIK is a permanent surgical procedure that alters the shape of your cornea to help you see more clearly.

In some cases, you may need a secondary, or enhancement surgery, after an initial LASIK procedure.

In general, there is no limit on how many LASIK procedures you can get in your lifetime.

Can I have lasik twice?

Your ophthalmic surgeon uses a high precision laser to make a permanent alteration to your corneas, in a process that cannot be reversed. Which begs the question: is it possible to have laser eye surgery more than once? In short, the answer is yes, but it’s not quite that simple.

How often does Lasik need to be redone?

With modern LASIK, the enhancement rate is 1-2 percent in the first 12 months and then about 1 percent a year after that as patients’ eyes can change with time. So, for example, 10 years after LASIK, approximately 10 percent of patients may require an enhancement procedure to maintain their excellent vision.

Can PRK be repeated?

PRK can accurately correct nearsightedness. Approximately 90% of PRK patients have 20/20 vision without glasses or contact lenses one year after the surgery. Over 95% have 20/40 or better without glasses or contacts.

How long do the results of Lasik surgery last?

Long-Lasting Results

Prospective patients often ask me, “after successful LASIK, how long will the results last?” The answer for most people is years or even decades. However, there are some exceptions to the rule. Approximately 5 percent of patients develop small changes in their eyes that require a second procedure.