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Is LASIK Permanent?

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Would you like to transform your life? LASIK is a great way to improve your eyesight and life for the better.

LASIK can help you say goodbye to glasses and contact lenses forever. Keep reading to learn more about LASIK. Find out why it is a permanent vision correction procedure that you should consider!

Are the Results From LASIK Permanent?

LASIK is a permanent vision correction procedure. It fixes your eyesight by reshaping your cornea so that it has a more uniform shape.

During LASIK, your surgeon uses high-end laser technology to remove tiny pieces of corneal tissue. Removing these bits of tissue creates a more regular-shaped cornea.

A smoother surface on your cornea means light gets refracted more accurately onto your retina, creating better vision. This tissue can’t get put back in your eyes, and you wouldn’t want it to be.

After LASIK, most patients can get rid of their glasses and contacts for good. If visual freedom like this sounds good, you may want to consider LASIK to correct your vision.

Why Should I Get LASIK?

Millions of LASIK procedures get performed every year. Most people who decide to undergo LASIK will have clear vision within a few days of their procedure.

Some people even have the best eyesight of their lives hours after their procedure. If clear vision without glasses or contacts is your goal, LASIK could be the way to achieve that result.

Most patients who undergo LASIK are happy with their results and would recommend it to others. LASIK is an established medical procedure that produces excellent results.

You can trust that it will give you an excellent chance of achieving visual freedom. And there are plenty of reasons to undergo LASIK and ditch your glasses and contacts.

Contacts especially can be irritating to your eyes. You have to touch your eyes many times every day with contacts.

And they trap irritants against your eyes until you clean them off. Plus, glasses or contacts are an added hassle in your life.

You have to bring them around with you everywhere, and worrying about them breaking or getting lost adds to your life’s stress. Visual aids are one extra thing you need to be mindful of and worry about throughout your day.

LASIK can resolve these problems that glasses and contacts create. After your procedure, you will likely no longer need them. The results from LASIK last forever, so your life is permanently improved.

Does LASIK Prevent Future Vision Changes?

No, LASIK only treats current vision issues. It is an effective procedure for correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

But it can’t prevent the development of eye conditions later in life. For instance, most people develop conditions like presbyopia or cataracts as they age.

These developments are inevitable, and you will likely need to treat them in the future. But between now and then, LASIK can give you clear vision without glasses and contacts.

Are you ready for visual freedom? Schedule a LASIK consultation at Chicago Cornea Consultants™ in Chicago, IL.

Don’t delay true visual freedom for the rest of your life. Start researching vision correction with LASIK now!

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