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Midlothian, IL
A 25-year-old male asked:

If i get lasik eye surgery will i have perfect 20/20 vision and no longer need my glasses?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Potential, 4 awhile: Depending on your unique corneal variables ( astigmatism, level of myopia/hyperopia, corneal thickness, posterior corneal curvature) if all acceptable, then you have about an 95 to 98% chance to be out of your corrective spectacle/contact lenses. At least for awhile anyway. As you age, other factors enter the glasses freedom era, such as presbyopia, cataracts, corneal elasticity changes.
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Dr. Mark Sibley
Dr. Mark Sibley commented
LASIK Surgery 47 years experience
Dr. Fishburn is correct...After 16 years as a Lasik specialist I have learned that even perfect Lasik results does not stop aging. After age 40+ we all get ''old sightedness'' and may finally need reading glasses for reading.. My Lasik patients say, "Dr. Sibley, tell your patients to get Lasik ASAP and enjoy it for a lifetime."
Jul 28, 2015
Last updated Jul 29, 2015


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