Question: 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.

How many years does Lasik 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.

Do you have to get Lasik more than once?

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 laser eye surgery be repeated?

The short answer is yes, although it depends on a few things. Read on for our complete guide to having laser eye surgery twice – or, if you’d like to book a free consultation with a qualified consultant, just click here to find a top-rated laser eye surgery clinic near you.

How common is Lasik touch up?

The majority of LASIK patients achieve their vision goals with LASIK: 90 percent get to 20/20 or better vision after the procedure. So, the likelihood you will want a LASIK enhancement is pretty small.

Can I get lasik twice?

However, due to the natural aging process of the eye the effects of this permanent procedure may change, and even reduce, over time. 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.

What is a good age for Lasik?

The Right Age For LASIK

Generally, the perfect candidate for LASIK is someone between the ages of 20 and 40. This is because a major determining factor in LASIK candidacy is a stable eye prescription for at least two years.

Will I still need glasses after Lasik?

Since LASIK surgery is typically performed to correct distance vision and refractive errors rather than issues stemming from presbyopia, whether or not you will need reading glasses after LASIK depends on your age. If you’re under 40, LASIK surgery will not cause you to need reading glasses, contrary to misconceptions.

Can your eyes 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.

This is a common concern, but rest assured that blinking and moving during LASIK surgery usually is not a problem. Also, a small device will hold your eyelids open during the procedure so you can’t accidentally blink and your eyelids cannot interfere with any step of the surgery.