You can wear eyeglasses or contact lenses after LASIK surgery, and if your vision continues to change as the refractive error reappears or changes, you may find that you need them again. One of the key eligibility criteria for laser eye surgery is that your eyeglasses prescription hasn't changed for at least 12 months. A stable prescription means that vision is unlikely to deteriorate after surgery due to additional changes in the cornea. It turns out that needing “readers” after LASIK surgery is common and natural for many people over 40 because of a condition called presbyopia.
After all, LASIK surgery corrects vision problems such as myopia (myopia) and astigmatism permanently, so many assume that it eliminates the need to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. The bottom line is that LASIK surgery is a fantastic option that has a very high success rate, allowing most people to regain excellent vision for years. LASIK surgery is used to correct myopia and refractive errors, such as astigmatism and farsightedness, but not problems resulting from presbyopia. Not everyone who undergoes LASIK surgery will have perfect vision, and under certain circumstances, you're more likely to sometimes need to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses even after surgery.
A study published last year in the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery examined more than 4,000 LASIK studies conducted around the world. Since its introduction in 1999, LASIK surgery has helped more than 10 million people in the United States improve their vision. Stephen Khachikian has had the same success rates with his clients over the years, helping them to see more clearly through refractive surgery, including LASIK surgery.