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Aftercare and Recovery

If you are considering laser eye treatment, you will be eager to know how quickly your eyes will recover and how soon you will begin reaping the benefits of your improved vision.

We understand that undertaking any type of surgery is a huge decision to make; considering the aftercare and recovery process will play a key role in this decision.

“Will I have 20/20 vision?”

This is one of the most frequently asked questions candidates ask before they have laser eye surgery. As with all surgery, surgeons cannot guarantee that every individual’s experience will be the same and all results will be identical. The final outcome will ultimately be a result of your own prescription and if you have any medical eye conditions. However it is claimed that as many as 95% of all patients will receive 20/20 vision after surgery.

Will I be able to improve my reading vision?

Patients who are unable to read the bottom lines on an eye chart or small print in magazines and books often wonder whether their eyesight can be improved by laser surgery. The answer to this question is yes. There is a good chance that the patient will receive almost perfect vision after surgery. Reading vision is often corrected to a level where individuals are able to read even the smallest of print in books and other publications. Studies have shown that after surgery, 90% of patients could read even the smallest print on the eye sight chart.

Will laser eye surgery last forever?

Laser surgery is permanent but it is important to know that eyes do change over time. The main point to remember is that you should have surgery at the right age and time. This type of surgery is not recommended for people who are under 18 or pregnant as, during youth and pregnancy, your eyes go through a period of change. Regression is rare, but if it does occur, many surgeons will simply do a ‘top up’ session for your eyes for free. Always query what aftercare your surgery specialises in, just in case of regression. There will be a number of follow-up appointments, and how well your eyes heal after surgery will affect how many or how frequent those appointments are. Most clinics will require you to visit the following day for the initial follow-up appointment. Here, they will check how your eyes have taken to the treatment by testing your vision and will answer further questions you may have. Then, you will be advised when you need to revisit to further check how your eyes are healing. Most people don’t have any issues, but if you do then the clinic can pick up on this and discuss any problems during the follow-up appointments.

Laser eye surgery is a truly life changing operation. Contact The Eye Blog to book a free consultation with a clinic near you today. Simply fill in our online form to your right!

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