How Long Does the LASIK Procedure Last?

Dr. Jonathan Woolfson
How Long Does the LASIK Procedure Last?

Hello, I’m Dr. Jonathan Woolfson, and one of the frequently asked questions we receive revolves around the longevity of the results of a LASIK procedure.

Many patients mistakenly believe that following an initial LASIK procedure, they need to undergo repeat LASIK every few years. The fact is that most of our patients undergo LASIK a single time, with results that typically last a lifetime.

Thorough Measurements Ensure Precision

Before delving into the longevity of LASIK, it’s crucial to understand the meticulous process we follow pre-operatively. We conduct extensive measurements before the surgery, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of a patient’s vision problem and eye anatomy. This precision is fundamental to optimal vision results.

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Commitment and Confidence

Our commitment to excellence goes beyond the initial measurements. We double and triple check every detail before initiating the actual LASIK procedure. This approach provides us with the confidence that the outcome will be exceptional, setting the stage for long-term success.

Over 95% Enjoy a Lifetime of Clear Vision

Following LASIK, more than 95% of our patients maintain excellent vision with a stable result.  We take pride in the fact that less than one in twenty patients undergo a second laser procedure.

Lifetime Assurance

To underscore our confidence in the accuracy and durability of LASIK outcomes, we offer something called the Woolfson Lifetime Assurance plan to the majority of our patients. This means that if there are vision changes requiring a laser retreatment, we provide the service free of charge. It’s our way of saying, “We are here for you, and we stand by our results.”

Addressing Age-Related Changes

Aging is a natural process, and as patients approach their 60s, the possibility of cataracts, a clouding of the lens inside the eye, becomes a consideration. LASIK neither accelerates nor delays the formation of cataracts.  It’s essential to recognize that LASIK focuses on reshaping the cornea to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.  Age-related changes to the clarity of the lens are a separate issue that must ultimately be addressed by removal of the clouded lens and replacement with an artificial intraocular lens.

Patient Selection and Precision are Key

Our emphasis on patient selection, precise measurements, and flawless execution during surgery are paramount. These factors play a critical role in achieving outstanding results and lasting vision results.

Conclusion: In summary, LASIK performed with precision and attention to detail offers a long-lasting solution for vision correction. Dr. Jonathan Woolfson’s practice prioritizes patient satisfaction, providing a Lifetime Assurance Plan that reflects both our commitment to excellence and long-lasting results.


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