Will I Still Need Contacts or Glasses After Refractive Surgery?

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Refractive errors or disorders, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, leave millions of Americans exasperated. Good vision helps us excel at our daily obligations and favorite hobbies, but many are not so fortunate and must rely on visual aids such as glasses and contact lenses. Fortune favors the proactive, however, and keeping on top of your eye health can offer life-changing results in Napa, CA.

And refractive surgery may be one of the most effective and efficient ways to clear your vision well into the future. Explore your options by reaching out to us today at Precision Surgery Center of Napa Valley.

Will I still need glasses or contact lenses after refractive surgery?

Refractive surgery, like LASIK, has reduced or removed countless patients’ reliance on glasses and contact lenses. And while it may reduce or remove your need for such visual aids, everyone’s outcome depends on personal factors, including ocular structure, function, and overall health. Therefore, potential refractive surgery patients should understand that glasses or contacts may still be required afterward to attain optimal vision.

One of the best ways to know if you will need visual aids is to see us for a comprehensive eye exam and consultation, during which we can ascertain your requirements and formulate an ideal plan for you. Additionally, while refractive surgery can rid patients of their need for visual aids, the tissues of the eyes will continue to change or deteriorate with age, so patients who have had refractive surgery may require visual assistance in the future.

For example, cataracts and presbyopia are age-related visual disorders that cause vision loss or an inability to focus at certain ranges. And eyeglasses or contact lenses may be outstanding treatment options to resolve these age-related ocular conditions.

Reap the rewards of refractive surgery

If you’re a good candidate, the surgery will be safe, virtually painless, and efficient. Be it LASIK or one of our wonderful alternatives, you’ll be done relatively quickly and can resume your daily routine within 24 – 48 hours. You’ll then be able to enjoy the numerous benefits of improved visual quality, including the immediacy of your results. If you thought the procedure and recovery period were quick, your improved vision should be apparent almost immediately afterward.

You also benefit from the convenience of (potentially) no longer having to deal with glasses or contact lenses. Plus, it’s cost-effective in the long run, saving you money on yearly replacements for glasses or contacts.

Enjoy clearer vision and reduce your reliance on contacts or glasses

If you’re one of the many millions of Americans struggling with poor vision, refractive surgery can be your best option for improved eyesight and an improved life. Constant visual blurriness or the inability to focus at certain distances can quickly hamper your lifestyle and leave you frustrated. Fortunately, our experienced ophthalmologists at Precision Surgery Center of Napa Valley are here to help find the right solution for you and your unique needs. Contact us in Napa, CA to discover how improved vision can change your life.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.