Even if you have perfect vision after LASIK, it's essential that you attend all your follow-up exams after your surgery. Your surgeon can detect problems with your eyes long before they cause discomfort or vision problems.
Generally, you will have several follow-up visits within a six-month period after your LASIK surgery so your surgeon can monitor your vision and make sure your eyes are healing properly.
And you shouldn't stop there…
Some people mistakenly believe that if they have their vision corrected with LASIK, they no longer need to schedule routine eye exams. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Even if you have perfect vision, routine eye exams are necessary to check your eyes for signs of serious eye problems such as cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment, and macular degeneration.
Also, LASIK cannot slow or prevent normal aging changes in your eyes, including the age-related loss of near focusing ability called presbyopia. Sometime after age 40, you will need reading glasses, even if you achieve perfect vision from LASIK surgery.
Long story short: To maintain good eye health and protect your vision throughout your lifetime, attend all of your LASIK follow-up visits and continue to see your regular eye doctor for routine eye exams.
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