Advances in Refractive Laser vision correction have provided patients with a number of options that allow them to reduce or eliminate their dependency on glasses and contact lenses. The most popular refractive procedure, LASIK, has successfully been performed on millions of patients worldwide.
You should have no change in spectacle number for at least one year.
Most of us need reading glasses around the age of 40. Elimination of this type of spectacle number is being worked out in various research laboratories. As of today, presbyopia cannot be satisfactorily corrected by laser procedures. All patients who have undergone LASIK WILL GET Presbyopic glasses due to normal aging process.
You should expect to have significantly reduced dependency on your glasses and contact lens.
The goal of LASIK is to improve vision to the point of reducing your dependence on glasses. If a small degree of refractive error persists after the procedure, retreatment (enhancement procedure) can be done, in selected cases. The chance of regression is small by this procedure but, if it occurs, it can be retreated in selected cases.
Generally both eyes are treated at the same sitting which is more convenient & least disruptive to your work & lifestyle.
The procedure itself takes only about 10 - 15 minutes per eye but you may have to stay in the hospital for about 30 minutes after the procedure.
The LASIK as such is typically neat-painless. Some patients complain of mild discomfort after the procedure, which can be easily controlled by medications.
It is a reasonably safe procedure. Problems, if at all they occur are minor and not visually significant.
Usually, work can be resumed within 72 hours.