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Brinton Vision Explains How Long LASIK Lasts in New Blog Post

April 17, 2020
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Brinton Vision, based in Saint Louis, Missouri, has announced that they have recently published a blog post answering the question, how long does LASIK last? LASIK eye surgery is utilized to reshape the cornea in order to correct the imperfections that have resulted in farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism. The desired result of LASIK surgery is clear vision with little or no further requirement for prescription reading glasses or contacts. The question, however, is whether the results of LASIK surgery will last forever. The answer is that the physical changes done by the laser to the cornea do not go away, however, there may be a need to perform a follow-up enhancement surgery if the original surgery was not able to achieve the required results or the eye changes substantially for some other reason, like cataracts.

Dr. Jason Brinton, the founder of Brinton Vision, says, “The need for LASIK enhancement surgery is low – only about 1 to 2 percent of patients require enhancement in the first year after LASIK. The rate increases by about 1 percent annually after that, meaning that after five years, about 5 percent of patients would require enhancement to further improve or maintain their superb vision.”

It is possible to reduce the possibility of needing an enhancement surgery. One way to do this is for the eye doctor to establish that the patient’s glasses or contacts prescription has been stable for quite sometime before the LASIK surgery. In some practices, the cost of an enhancement procedure is already included in the cost of the LASIK surgery and may, therefore, be performed with no extra charge. However, some practices may charge an additional fee.

Brinton Vision’s ophthalmologists have already done thousands of eye, LASIK, and LASIK alternative surgeries to help patients free themselves from eyeglasses and contact lenses. To find out which patients are eligible for laser vision correction, they perform a comprehensive dilated eye exam.

Meanwhile, presbyopia is the most common change that younger patients may experience after they have undergone laser vision correction. Presbyopia occurs because the internal lens of the eye gradually loses its capability to focus on nearby objects, even after the reshaping of the cornea through LASIK surgery. While the cornea’s shape change remains from the laser surgery, the lens becomes older, causing people to require reading glasses as they reach their40s and beyond.

It should be pointed out that LASIK surgery will not prevent presbyopia. It can prevent the changes in the eye lens because of aging and neither can it protect the eye from injuries or disease that might cause damage to the lens or cornea.

Brinton Vision offers LASIK eye surgery and all six modern LASIK alternatives. These alternatives include SMILE, Visian ICL, PRK surgery, KAMRA Inlay, SBK and RLE (refractive lens exchange).

People who are interested in knowing more about LASIK eye surgery can visit the Brinton Vision website or contact them by phone.

Brinton Vision is a state-of-the-art LASIK and laser eye surgery center located in St.Louis, Missouri. The practice is dedicated to one goal – changing lives through the priceless gift of sight. Brinton Vision is the only full-time vision correction and eye surgery center in the state of Missouri specializing in LASIK plus all six of its modern variations: SBK, PRK, SMILE, Visian ICL (implantable contact lens), KAMRA® Inlay, and refractive lens exchange (RLE). St. Louis patients come to Brinton Vision looking for the most advanced, proven technology found anywhere in the world, even for those who have been told they are not a candidate for LASIK. For more information, call (314) 375-2020 or visit

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About Brinton Vision:

As a leading LASIK St Louis laser eye surgery facility, Brinton Vision helps patients find visual freedom through LASIK eye surgery and its six modern variations, including SBK, SMILE, Visian ICL, KAMRA Inlay, RLE and the Toric ICL.

Contact Brinton Vision:

Jami Brinton
Brinton Vision
555 N New Ballas Rd Ste 310
St. Louis, MO 63141

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