How Long Will My Vision Be Blurry After LASIK?

Have concerns about missing work held you back from considering laser eye surgery? Days off are hard-earned, so no one wants to waste them. Fortunately, LASIK gets you back to work and most of your other activities within days, making it available no matter how tight your schedule. This minimally invasive procedure has a very short recovery time, and the results are more than worth it. 

What is LASIK Eye Surgery?

LASIK is the most well-known type of laser eye surgery. It corrects your vision by removing thin layers of your cornea, the clear structure that forms the front of your eye. LASIK is used to treat refractive errors, which are vision problems caused when light does not focus on the retina. These include myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Changing the shape of your cornea corrects the angle of light to achieve proper focus. 

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How is LASIK Performed?

After numbing your eyes, your eye surgeon will use a laser to create a flap in the epithelium (outermost layer) of the cornea. After the flap is lifted aside, a different laser is used to perform the corneal reshaping without affecting the surrounding tissues. Your eye surgeon moves the flap back into place. It does not require sutures, and the edges will begin to heal within a day or two. 

How Long Will My Vision Be Blurry After LASIK?

When you leave your LASIK procedure, you can expect some blurry vision, irritation, and sensitivity. Dr. Senekal will prescribe eye drops to help your eyes heal and keep them comfortable. Your eyes will only be blurry for a few days. Most people can drive and return to work within one to three days

While your vision will be clear within a few days, it may continue to shift and adjust for several weeks before your final results develop. Follow all instructions from your eye surgeon, including when to resume activities such as strenuous exercise, and attend your follow-up appointments as directed. 

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How Long Will LASIK Last?

How long your LASIK results will last depends on many factors. One of the most important things to consider is your age when you have the procedure. Everyone over the age of 40 will eventually develop presbyopia, an age-related loss of flexibility in the lenses of your eyes, so if you are nearing or past this age, we may recommend a different procedure. 

Am I a Good Candidate for LASIK?

Only a consultation and examination by an eye surgeon can determine whether LASIK is the best way to address your vision concerns. Factors your eye surgeon will consider include:

  • The overall health of your eyes
  • The strength and type of refractive error
  • Your age and the presence of age-related conditions
  • The health and stability of your corneas
  • Whether you have problems with dry eyes
  • How long your prescription has been stable
  • Whether you engage in contact sports

LASIK is typically not recommended for those with thin or abnormal corneas or chronic problems with dry eye. It may also not be appropriate for all prescriptions. 

Very pleased with the surgery and results. I have perfect vision. Staff were all excellent.
Jim B.

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