How long does Laser Eye Surgery Last?

author_thumb June 14, 2013
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Optilase Laser Eye Clinics perform eye surgery using a laser to permanently reshape the cornea.
The results of laser eye surgery should last a lifetime as the cornea is an extremely stable tissue. Only a very small number of patients have had regression to the eye which has required further laser treatment.

What does the Laser do?

The cornea is the transparent front part of the eye which covers the lens, the coloured iris and the pupil. Ideally, the cornea should form a perfect sphere, which refracts the light entering the eye onto the retina at the back of the eye, forming a perfectly clear image.
If the cornea is misshapen in any way, it can cause refractive errors in peoples’ vision, as they will experience one of several sight problems.

Who is suitable for Laser Eye Surgery?

Laser eye surgery is suitable for those who are short-sighted (myopic), long-sighted (hyperopic) and those who suffer from astigmatism. Laser eye surgery can correct these problems by reshaping the cornea permanently, helping to restore the quality of eyesight to the patient, without the need for glasses and contact lenses.
Optilase offer a free consultation with one of their experienced Optometrists to allow you to discover if you are a viable candidate for Laser Eye Surgery. If so, they will discuss your options and the details; if not, they’ll tell you that, too.

When is the Best Time to Have Laser Eye Surgery?

Although the surgery Optilase performs is permanent; it is important to choose the best time of your life to have it done, as it is possible that your eye requirements will change over time.
For instance Optilase will not perform Laser Eye Surgery on people under the age of eighteen, as it’s too young to establish the long-term vision requirements.
The condition of the eye may also change during pregnancy, therefore surgery is not recommended for women who are pregnant.
Call Optilase today to book a free consultation at the Optilase Clinic nearest you; dial 1890 301 302 or see

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