Is It Possible to Get Lasik Eye Surgery More Than Once?

It’s not uncommon to wonder before Lasik eye surgery whether you can have the procedure done a second time. “Is this my only shot? Should I wait until later in life when my eyesight has gotten worse?”

You can relax. There’s no reason to put off scheduling an appointment with an eye surgeon in Raleigh. You probably won’t need a repeat surgery, but if you do, Lasik can be performed a second time. Let’s look at some scenarios in which you might think that a repeat surgery is necessary and discuss the available options.

Hormonal Changes
The hormonal fluctuations of pregnancy and breastfeeding can really do a number on your vision. During these hormonal periods, you may develop nearsightedness or farsightedness.

This is typically a temporary condition, so there’s no need for Lasik surgery. Once your hormones settle back to normal, your vision should return to normal again too.

Normal Aging
The reason that many people need reading glasses in the second half of their lives is the effect of a condition called presbyopia. This is a normal loss of elasticity in the eye’s lens. As the lens becomes stiffer, it can’t focus as easily, particularly on the things that are nearest to you. Reading becomes particularly challenging.

Although this is a normal part of aging, it can be frustrating when it happens to you, so you may wonder if you need repeat Lasik eye surgery. Instead, however, we recommend other treatments for presbyopia, including corneal inlays.

Vision Changes
If you have had glasses or contact lenses for some time, you are probably keenly aware of the fact that your vision prescription changes from time to time. Even after Lasik, your vision can continue to change. You could become more nearsighted or more farsighted.

The good news is that, for most people who have had Lasik, these small changes aren’t usually enough to require treatment. Your Raleigh Lasik surgeon uses the latest in eye-surgery technology to permanently improve your vision. The procedure is so effective that small shifts in your nearsightedness or farsightedness won’t make enough of a difference to require correction.

If, however, you do experience major shifts in your vision prescription after laser treatment, you’ll be glad to know that your Raleigh Lasik surgeon can perform a repeat surgery.

Call us today to schedule an appointment with an eye surgeon in Raleigh.