Does Vision Get Better After Lasik?

Your eyes start healing immediately after your LASIK surgery, and the initial healing usually occurs rapidly.

But it’s normal to experience some blurred vision and fluctuations in your vision for several weeks or even months after LASIK.

In most cases, vision should be stable and clear at the six-month post-op visit.

Does eyesight get worse after Lasik?

In most cases the improved vision LASIK surgery provides is permanent. But in a limited number of cases — usually due to changes that can occur in the lens inside the eye, with or without LASIK surgery — some nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism can return over time, causing blurry vision.

How long after Lasik will blurry vision go away?

Most patients see clearly within 24 hours after vision correction surgery, but others take two to five days to recover. Some patients may experience some blurred vision and fluctuations in their vision for several weeks after LASIK.

How long do lasik results 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.

Can dry eyes cause blurred vision after Lasik?

Many times, people don’t necessarily recognize their eyes as dry. They just notice that their vision fluctuates, and that it’s blurry. “Clues to dry eye are contact lens intolerance, tired eyes and fluctuating vision with reading. Patients need to understand that LASIK will not make dry eye better.