Can my sight get worse after Laser Eye Surgery?

Once you’ve recovered from Laser Eye Surgery, the changes made to your cornea by the laser are permanent and completely stable. The eye quickly adapts to your new vision.

However, it is possible that your eye sight will worsen after Laser Eye Surgery due to an unavoidable part of the body’s ageing process.It’s important to point out this is not because the effects of Laser Eye Surgery are temporary.

Unfortunately, as we all get older our eyes, along with various other parts of the body, change in unfavourable ways. One way to put it would be all the hard parts get soft and all the soft parts get hard.

A well understood explanation for the changes to our eyesight is Presbyopia—a problem that starts to affect all of us between the ages of 45-65.

This makes it important not to promise Laser Eye Surgery patients that they will never need glasses again—due to the natural effects of Presbyopia, you may need glasses in the future.

The good news is that Laser Eye Surgery can be used to compensate for these small changes by having a simple adjustment or enhancement procedure.

Lead Optometrist Alexandra Lyons answers the question: Can my eyesight get worse after Laser Eye Surgery?

In the short video above, Lead Optometrist at London Vision Clinic Alexandra Lyons explains how your eyesight can still change after Laser Eye Surgery as you get older, but how the changes made by the laser to your cornea are in fact mostly stable.

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Can my sight get worse after Laser Eye Surgery? [VIDEO]