Quick Answer: Will I Still Need Glasses After Laser Eye Surgery?

While LASIK can greatly reduce use of glasses or contact lenses throughout the day, it does not claim to eliminate the need fully.

Everyone responds to the surgery slightly differently.

Depending on age and other vision conditions, glasses may still be needed after LASIK, particularly for reading.

Can your eyesight get worse after laser eye surgery?

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 can I maintain my vision after Lasik?

1 to 2 weeks post LASIK: You can usually begin exercising within a week after LASIK surgery, but you should continue to avoid contact sports for at least a month. Wear sunglasses when out in the sun to protect your eyes from the ultraviolet light, and use the provided eye drops to minimize dry eyes.

How long after laser eye surgery can you see?

The eye tracker adjusts the laser treatment to follow the small movements everyone’s eyes make during the procedure. How soon after the surgery will I be able to see? Visual recovery varies from one day to one week.

Can you lose your sight from laser eye surgery?

That being said, complications from surgery such as infections may result in a level of vision loss or blindness. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that LASIK can cause vision loss in some people that cannot be corrected with additional surgery, glasses, or contact lenses.