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Chu Vision Institute, a premier vision correction center based in Bloomington, MN, recently published an article that explores the following question: Is LASIK Permanent? The article gives interested individuals more information about how long the results of a LASIK procedure should last and also answers other frequently asked questions. Chu Vision Institute is a leader in LASIK eye surgery in Minnesota and serves the Twin Cities area.
Quite a few refractive surgery patients wonder whether a LASIK laser vision correction procedure is permanent when they are considering getting the procedure done. Simply put, the results of LASIK eye surgery are long-lasting and can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. However, for those who wish to view life clearly and become less dependent on contact lenses or glasses for the long term, there is more to consider. Chu Vision Institute’s specialists are always happy to answer all of their patients’ questions and assist them in deciding whether the LASIK laser eye surgery is the best method for resolving their vision issues.
The physical alterations to the cornea made by LASIK eye surgery are permanent. In this aspect, the effect of LASIK is permanent. However, if the initial surgery does not produce the better vision a patient wants — or if a patient’s eye changes due to another medical condition, such as cataracts — that patient may need to undergo a follow-up enhancement procedure or cataract surgery. Just 1-2% of individuals need LASIK enhancement surgery in the first year after having the procedure.
The article also highlights how important it is to have a stable glasses or contact lens prescription for some time prior to undergoing LASIK surgery. This minimizes the need for an enhancement in the future. Prior to approving surgery, the doctors at Chu Vision Institute will identify which patients are candidates for laser vision correction by performing a thorough diagnostic eye exam. The expert team has performed thousands of LASIK procedures and have helped countless patients achieve long-term freedom from corrective lenses.
There is no set number of years that LASIK surgery will correct vision. For many, the effects of LASIK surgery last a lifetime. The procedure’s long-term effects are dependent on a number of variables, including the patient’s age at the time of the procedure, certain medical conditions and also eye conditions that may arise as they age. The article goes into further detail about age-related progressions and other aspects that could affect vision post LASIK (as well as what can be done to restore normal sight).
LASIK might indeed last 20 years or longer; it is well known for its longevity. Nothing, however, can stop the natural changes that the eyes go through as they age. Only vision problems that existed before LASIK can be fixed; problems that emerge later will progress as they normally would. As a result, although LASIK can restore eyesight and give patients 20/20 or even better visual acuity, surgery cannot reverse the aging process of the eyes. Dr. Ralph Chu, the LASIK surgeon, will go through each patient's particular circumstances and respond to any queries regarding how long LASIK will benefit them.
Dr. Chu is a Board-Certified ophthalmologist, a fellowship-trained corneal specialist, and a nationally recognized leader in refractive and cataract procedures. The wide range of vision correction procedures offered at Chu Vision Institute includes custom cataract surgery, refractive surgery (LASIK, PRK, EVO ICL, CLR-RLE, and SMILE), , Glaucoma surgery, corneal procedures, and more. Some of the many amenities that the Twin Cities LASIK clinic offers include ample comfortable seating, veteran and handicap-accessible parking, free guest Wi-Fi, several private treatment rooms, wheelchair accessibility, and an on-site surgical center and laser suite where the more advanced procedures are carried out.
To learn more or schedule an appointment, readers in the Twin Cities can call Chu Vision Institute’s office or visit its website.
Chu Vision Institute provides life-changing LASIK, EVO ICL, Refractive Lens Exchange, PRK, and SMILE vision correction procedures for residents of Bloomington and Minneapolis, MN.
Chu Vision Institute
9117 Lyndale Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55420
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