I've been wearing glasses for 25 years. If I stop wearing them will this harm my eyes? I had laser eye surgery to prevent narrow angle glaucima.

Not likely. Glasses correct vision focusing problems, not affect narrow angle.
No. No if you stop wearing your glasses it will not affect your vision. Only young children, less than 8 years of age who are prescribed glasses can develop worsening of their amblyopia (lazy eye) if they stop wearing the glasses.

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What are the risks associated with laser eye surgery? I have very bad eyesight and am tired of wearing glasses, but I'm afraid that laser eye surgery could make me go blind. Is that a possibility? Are there any serious side effects of the surgery?

With . With all surgeries, there are risks. The risk of going blind is very, very small, but it is a real risk. Surgeon and clinic selection is extremely important. Experienced and well trained surgeons will be able to detect on an eye exam findings that may increase your risk of having problems with lasik. Here are some risks patients may experience (from fda site): * some patients lose vision. Some patients lose lines of vision on the vision chart that cannot be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, or surgery as a result of treatment. * some patients develop debilitating visual symptoms. Some patients develop glare, halos, and/or double vision that can seriously affect nighttime vision. Even with good vision on the vision chart, some patients do not see as well in situations of low contrast, such as at night or in fog, after treatment as compared to before treatment. * you may be under treated or over treated. Only a certain percent of patients achieve 20/20 vision without glasses or contacts. You may require additional treatment, but additional treatment may not be possible. You may still need glasses or contact lenses after surgery. This may be true even if you only required a very weak prescription before surgery. If you used reading glasses before surgery, you may still need reading glasses after surgery. * some patients may develop severe dry eye syndrome. As a result of surgery, your eye may not be able to produce enough tears to keep the eye moist and comfortable. Dry eye not only causes discomfort, but can reduce visual quality due to intermittent blurring and other visual symptoms. This condition may be permanent. Intensive drop therapy and use of plugs or other procedures may be required. * results are generally not as good in patients with very large refractive errors of any type. You should discuss your expectations with your doctor and realize that you may still require glasses or contacts after the surgery. * for some farsighted patients, results may diminish with age. If you are farsighted, the level of improved vision you experience after surgery may decrease with age. This can occur if your manifest refraction (a vision exam with lenses before dilating drops) is very different from your cycloplegic refraction (a vision exam with lenses after dilating drops). * long-term data are not available. Lasik is a relatively new technology. The first laser was approved for lasik eye surgery in 1998. Therefore, the long-term safety and effectiveness of lasik surgery is not known. Read more...
There are risks. Lasereyesurgery perfomed with the correct pre, intra and postoperative care is often life changing.However, there are potential complicatiuons for every type of surgery.Night vision disturbances, glare and halos are common, often improve and usually tolerable. More severe complications such as inflammations and infections can often be treated with good results.Major visual loss is rarely possible. Read more...

What to do if I had laser eye surgery, 2 years later I need glasses again?

Get a consult. There are many reasons you may need glasses at this point in time. If it is related to regression of your original surgery, or if your prescription has just changed over time, it is often possible to enhance your original surgery. I would go back to your original surgeon for a consult to explore your options. Read more...

How old do you need to be to get laser eye surgery? Do you need to be a certain age? My eyes are still changing and my vision is getting worse, but I'm interested in getting corrective surgery. How long do I need to wait after getting glasses?

It . It is a good idea to wait until you're after 18 years of age. Your glasses prescription should be stable for at least 6 months. Consider coming to temecula, ca where you can be evaluated by our cornea specialist and enjoy wine country. Visit our website for more information: www.Eye-socal.Com. Read more...
The . The food and drug administration (fda) has approved laser vision correction after age 21. Should should definitely wait until at least that age, although some people's eyes change until their mid to late 20's. Make sure your vision is stable before proceeding. Your ophthalmologist should see you 2 years in a row to make sure that things are stable before performing laser vision correction. But again, i would wait until at least age 21. Read more...

If I get laser eye surgery will I still need to have reading glasses when I'm older?

Likely reading glass. If you are already wearing reading glasses or bifocals before lasik, you will likely still need glasses for near after. Lasik typically corrects the distance vision permanently. After age 40, near vision still needs an additional reading glass correction. There is an option to purposely undercorrect one eye (leaving it near sighted) to allow spectacle free vision - this is called monovision. Read more...
Yes. Yes. If you have laser surgery before age 45, you will need reading glasses as you get older. A touchup laser could be considered as you develop the need for reading glasses. Read more...

Should I use reading glasses after laser eye surgery or is the surgery going to fix that?

Likely reading glass. If you are already wearing reading glasses or bifocals before lasik, you will likely still need glasses for near after. Lasik typically corrects the distance vision permanently. After age 40, near vision still needs an additional reading glass correction. There is an option to purposely undercorrect one eye (leaving it near sighted) to allow spectacle free vision - this is called monovision. Read more...
Laser monovision. In patients older than 45 years of age who have both eyes layered for distance, then you would need reading glasses after surgery for fine print up close. A significant percentage of this group will consider treated their dominant eye for distance and their non-dominant eye for near (monovision). This treatment allows patients to go without glasses for both near and distance even if over 45. Read more...

What will my vision be after lasik surgery? I am severely nearsighted and currently wear glasses that correct my vision to nearly 20/20. I am concerned that laser eye surgery will not be able to restore my vision to that level. Can lasik return my vision

If . If your ophthalmologist feels that you qualify for lasik surgery, then there is a good chance that you will reach the 20/20 level after lasik surgery, as over 90% of patients undergoing lasik reach 20/20 after surgery. However, not everyone qualifies for lasik (especially those patients with high levels of nearsightedness such as over -10.0 d) and not everyone achieves 20/20 vision. My advice would be to have your eyes evaluated and then ask your surgeon to give you an estimate of what your particular chances are for reaching 20/20. Read more...
The . The most important issue is whether your prescription is appropriate for lasik or whether an alternate technology would be best. Issues to consider would be the level of nearsightedness balanced with the curvature of your cornea and the thickness of your cornea. If all factors are in your favor, you should anticipate good vision if custom wavefront laser treatment is performed. The higher the correction, the greater is the chance for fine-tuning. Your surgeon should be able to give you a good estimate of the chance of your needing a fine-tuning procedure or enhancement. My highly nearsighted patients are astounded at the huge change in their lifestyle when surgery is finished. I had a patient a few weeks ago tell us that he felt much more confident with himself now that he did not have to depend on his glasses or contact lenses. He told us that he had never seen as well with glasses or contact lenses as he did after his lasik surgery. I cannot stress the importance of finding a reputable refractive surgeon who is willing to tell you that lasik is not appropriate for you and your eyes. Not everyone should have lasik, some may be better candidates for surface ablation prk and some may not be a good laser candidate at all and would be better with an intraocular procedure such as a phakic iol. Read more...
Lasik. Lasik can correct up to -10 diopters of near-sightedness if everything else is normal. As long as your prescription is in this range, you should be able to correct your vision. Read more...

Do you think I should consider laser eye surgery rather than glasses?

Mixed results. Lasik at your age will allow you to see well at a distance but you will then need reading glasses. Check with your lasik surgeon to see if you are eligible for the procedure and what to expect. Read more...

If I get laser eye surgery will I ever need to wear glasses again?

Yes. You may have a change in the vision after surgery (some time delay for this) called regression which can reproduce some of the original need for eyeglasses. When you are past age 40, you will definitely need reading glasses which is age related and not due to failure of the lasik. Read more...