Expectations after LASIK
The aim of LASIK eye surgery is to present the individual
with their most beneficial vision unaided by the use of
eyeglasses or contact lenses. After LASIK surgery, 85%
of patients accomplish 20/20 vision, while 95% of
patients obtain 20/40 or better visual acuity. This is the
criterion desired to satisfy a DMV eye exam. It may take
up to six months for vision to stabilize after LASIK
surgery, but having renewed vision is well worth the wait.
Fluctuations in vision immediately following LASIK
surgery are ordinary. Common symptoms consist of
sensitivity to light, difficulty with night and low light
vision, glare, halos, and dry eyes. This takes place as the
eye continues to heal and should not continue beyond a
few days or weeks.
The patient’s previous eye condition impacts their vision
after LASIK. Those that have myopia, for example,
discover an almost instant enhancement in their vision.
Farsighted patients typically have improved near vision
the following day but their distance vision remains fuzzy.
Patients with presbyopia often lose some near vision but
gain distance vision. Whether LASIK is treating myopia,
hyperopia, or presbyopia affects the healing and results of
Although vision after LASIK may fluctuate during the
first few weeks or months after LASIK, 95% of LASIK
patients are happy with their surgery outcomes. LASIK
patients will now be able to do things that many people
take for granted like reading a bedtime story to their
children unaided by eyeglasses. LASIK eye surgery does
not just improve a person’s vision; it improves the quality
of their life.
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