Life After Your Procedure
You're probably familiar with LASIK's ability to transform important aspects of your life, but you may still be wondering how long these results will last. The lasting impact your procedure will ultimately have is largely dependent on your choice of surgeon. Dr. Andrew E. Holzman is a skilled, experienced specialist who uses advanced techniques to maximize benefits after LASIK for our patients in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC. You can learn more about life after LASIK by scheduling a consultation with our practice today.
How Long Do LASIK Results Last?
LASIK is a type of refractive surgery that uses a specialized laser to reshape the cornea, correcting irregularities in its curvature that can lead to nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. After surgery, LASIK patients can often enjoy reduced dependency upon glasses and contacts, or eliminate their dependency altogether. Because the cornea itself is altered during LASIK, many people believe they will have 20/20 vision, or even better, for the rest of their life. In an ideal world, the eyes would defy the inevitable effects of aging. But the natural aging process takes a toll on the eyes, whether they have undergone LASIK or not.
In short, a number of factors will determine how long the effects of LASIK will last. Many of our patients enjoy the maximized benefits of their procedure for years and even decades. As presbyopia, or trouble seeing close up, develops, some patients will need to supplement their vision with reading glasses or bifocals. This condition usually becomes apparent after age 40. Additional age-related eye conditions and diseases, like cataracts and glaucoma, can also compromise the effects of LASIK.
About 5% of LASIK patient will require a "touch-up" procedure at some point, restoring their 20/20 vision. If you choose to undergo LASIK again, Dr. Holzman can use the same corneal flap created during your initial surgery.
Maximizing Your Benefits
Choosing a reputable, technologically advanced practice is the best way to maximize your LASIK results. Our practice combines unparalleled experience - Dr. Holzman has successfully performed more than 70,000 surgeries - with the most innovative techniques and equipment to provide patients with their best possible results. We use advanced tools like Wavefront diagnostic technology for highly customized corneal reshaping, and the ALLEGRETTO WAVE™ laser system to provide unparalleled control and accuracy during surgery.
Learn More about Life after LASIK
LASIK has helped millions to experience the joy of viewing the world around them with their own eyes. Dr. Holzman can help you decide if LASIK is right for you, and to have realistic expectations of what it can provide.
During a consultation at our practice, Dr. Holzman can conduct an evaluation to determine your candidacy for LASIK, and review additional refractive surgery treatment options, like photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Explore the possibility of achieving clear, dependable vision with reduced or eliminated dependency upon glasses and contact lenses. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of our five convenient locations.
“Dr. Holzman is the best - very honest, very professional yet very friendly and personable.” Ben E.