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Laser eye surgery such as LASIK surgery is permanent, meaning the effects don’t “wear off”. The eye stops growing once we reach adulthood so the changes to the cornea are stable so eye clinics will not do the surgery unless a person is at least 21 years of age. Some patients require additional touch-up work after about six months, especially those patients who had a strong prescription before surgery.
While laser eye surgery is permanent, it can do nothing about the age related changes to the eye which occur in the years after the surgery. We we reach 40 years of age, or close to this number, it starts becoming more difficult to see objects close up. You may notice yourself holding a book further away, this is natural. Laser eye surgery cannot prevent a person from eventually needing reading glasses. If you are over 40 years of age when you get the surgery, you may still need reading glasses. This is still much better than needing glasses all the time.
The LASIK procedure will take around an hour to complete and can be performed on an outpatient basis. It will, in the vast majority of cases, eliminate the need for you to wear glasses all the time to go about your daily life. You should always discuss your expectations with your surgeon during your initial consultation because everyone’s eye are different.