LASIK is the most popular laser eye surgery to treat myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism, with over 60 million procedures performed globally. Here in Australia, VISTAeyes Laser Eye Clinic is led by Dr Rick Wolfe, an expert laser eye surgeon who has performed over 27,000 laser eye procedures.
One main reason many adults choose LASIK is that they don’t want to wear glasses or contacts. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at how LASIK eye surgery in Melbourne can successfully eliminate the need for glasses and contact lenses. Patients may, however, still require glasses in the future.
How LASIK Eye Surgery Works
During the LASIK procedure, your laser eye surgeon uses two lasers, the first being a femtosecond laser to create a flap in the corneal tissue. The second laser reshapes the cornea using a computer-generated laser pattern. This procedure corrects short and long-sightedness and/ or astigmatism in adults with a healthy eye structure. Typically, LASIK’s substantial improvements in vision mean glasses or contact lenses are no longer required.
When Glasses are Required After LASIK Surgery in Melbourne
While LASIK eye surgery has patient satisfaction rates of around 95%, there are select cases where laser eye surgery recipients may still need glasses.
Whether or not they have had LASIK, everyone experiences a hardening of their “interior lens” at about age 45-50. This is called “Presbyopia” and is why every person, including those who may have never worn glasses or contacts, may need reading glasses. In the cases of those who underwent LASIK, the LASIK procedure did not “wear-off”; the patient has simply reached their next normal, and naturally occurring, phase of ocular growth.
At VISTAeyes, we have a range of treatment options for Presbyopia, which we can discuss with you in detail in a consultation.
Questions About LASIK Eye Surgery?
If you have questions about your eligibility for LASIK eye surgery in Melbourne, or you’d like to know more about Dr Rick Wolfe or the potential need for glasses post-surgery, feel free to contact our team today.
Book LASIK Eye Surgery in Melbourne
To find out more about the procedure or to schedule your LASIK appointment, contact VISTAeyes online, or call our team on 03 8532 5000.
*This information is general in nature. All medical and surgical procedures have potential benefits and risks. Consult your ophthalmologist for specific medical advice.