One of the most common questions we get from our patients is whether they’ll still need eye care after LASIK. After all, you are highly unlikely to need glasses or contacts after the procedure. However, eye disease and other conditions can still impact your newly cleared vision. That’s where scheduling a regular eye exam comes in.
Eye exams are for more than prescribing patients glasses or contacts. Your eye doctor can also see signs of disease or conditions that may affect your health. Getting an eye exam is an easy way to protect your vision, results, and investment.
Why You Should Schedule an Annual Eye Exam After LASIK
LASIK has a strong track record of success. Millions of Americans who once suffered refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism now enjoy clear vision thanks to LAISK.
It’s important to remember that LASIK only corrects refractive issues. It can not prevent or correct other eye conditions or diseases. But an eye exam can catch early signs. This is especially important because some eye diseases show little to no symptoms until it’s too late. Even if you choose not to get LASIK, an eye exam should still be a priority.
Routine eye exams can help catch other vision problems, such as:
Outside of eye disease and other conditions, an eye exam can help monitor your LASIK results. Some LASIK patients may need future enhancements. The natural aging process of the eye will cause patients to need reading glasses at some point. To help clear up any confusion, ask your LASIK surgeon about the possibility of glasses during your consultation.
Importance of Your Eye Health
Think about all the ways you use your eyes every day. They help you navigate your daily life with confidence. But the slightest sign of trouble can change all of that. That’s why you need to be proactive. Eye health isn’t just about your ability to see; it’s also about your quality of life. LASIK is an excellent investment in both. And a regular eye exam protects that investment.
From LASIK to Eye Exams, We Do It All
We believe it should be easy to access eye care. That’s why we have multiple locations and offer various services for the entire family. We also believe in delivering high-quality eye care, which starts with our award-winning doctors. Equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, we have the experience necessary to help catch and treat various vision problems.
If you have more questions about eye care after LASIK or need some more information about our services, our friendly staff is here to help. Contact us today.
The LASIK Vision Institute (2021) Annual Eye exams are necessary even after LASIK, The LASIK Vision Institute. Available at: https://www.lasikvisioninstitute.com/annual-eye-exams-are-necessary-even-after-lasik/