Can My Vision Return To Its Original Level After Laser Eye Surgery?

Vision is likely to return to what patients could see through their best pair of glasses after Laser Eye Surgery. Many people ask if their vision can return to what it was before wearing glasses. This is extremely rare as it would mean that vision would have to regress all the way back to its starting point. The cornea may heal a little off its targets but it is very unlikely that it will heal right the way back to its original prescription.

Some patients experience a regression of effect following surgery, but not to the preoperative level. A surgeon can fine-tune or enhance the surgery to further improve the vision if necessary.


Mr Glenn Carp talks about what to expect your vision improvements to be after Laser Eye Surgery.

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I was happy wearing contact lenses for many years until I started experiencing problems, including 3 ulcers. Laser treatment has been wonderful and I am sure once I experience holidays etc. lenses free I will be even more delighted. Still can’t get over my bed time routine when I keep feeling I should be removing my lenses because I can see so wonderfully!– Hayley Butcher

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2 Comments
  1. rose collins 12/06/2018 at 12:21

    How soon after having drop down lenses surgery done will my sight return

    • Chloe Lay 13/06/2018 at 10:25

      Hi Rose, we suggest you seek advice from your surgeon as it is difficult to comment without knowing more. After surgery, some visual disturbances may be expected.
      After standard ICL surgery, you should be able to manage normal tasks by the following day.
      Kind Regards,
      London Vision Clinic

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