LASIK eye surgery is a powerful procedure that is capable of dramatically improving your vision, allowing you to enjoy activities that were once limited to you because of your constant need to wear glasses and/or contact lenses.
However, it is important to set realistic expectations about what LASIK can achieve for you. Although most people do not need glasses and contacts at all after LASIK, if you have severe myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism, there is a chance that you may still need corrective eyewear to a lesser extent – although your dependence on eyewear will be significantly reduced.
Los Angeles LASIK surgeon Dr. Rajesh Khanna can help you establish realistic expectations during a free LASIK screening. After carefully examining your eyes, Dr. Khanna will sit down with you to discuss exactly what LASIK can accomplish in your unique case. Every patient will have different results. Based on the information Dr. Khanna gathers in your screening session, he can anticipate your final results.
Although LASIK can treat a wide range of cases, some people may not be good candidates. If Dr. Khanna determines that LASIK is not the best option for you, he will recommend an alternative refractive surgery to help correct your vision.
LASIK eye surgery permanently re-shapes your cornea using laser energy to correct refractive errors. In this sense, the results of LASIK are permanent: your cornea will never revert back to its previous shape.
However, LASIK cannot prevent other changes that happen to your eyes over time. As you age, conditions like presbyopia will set in. Since this involves a hardening of your eye’s lens – not a change in your cornea – LASIK cannot treat it nor prevent it.
Although it is very rare, a follow-up LASIK procedure may be necessary if your eyes do not heal as expected. Most of our patients are perfectly happy with their LASIK results, but if unexpected complications occur during the healing process, Dr. Khanna may recommend a revision surgery.
At the Khanna Institute, LASIK patients are covered for post-op exams and follow-up surgery for one year after treatment. Once this time period has ended, the cost for revision surgery can vary from free, to up to $500 per eye.
If you have further questions about LASIK expectations, please contact The Khanna Institute today to schedule a free LASIK screening. We serve patients throughout Los Angeles County, with locations in Beverly Hills and Westlake Village, California.