Hi, it’s Matt Russell from VSON Laser Vision Specialists. With all the marketing hype surrounding it, many people wonder “What if my expectations exceed the end result of laser eye surgery?”
In this post, I’ll answer the question: “What if my expectations exceed the end result?”
The importance of the assessment
One of the most important things about the laser eye surgery assessment process, other than to ensure that you’re a perfect candidate for the surgery, is to make sure that you understand what we can achieve with laser vision correction.
Most patients are extremely satisfied with the results of their procedure. For some, their results are even better than they expected. This is one of the procedures I love doing because most patients who go through laser eye surgery are going to achieve an excellent visual outcome.
Under and over-corrections
In a small number of cases, it is possible that after the initial treatment, we may either slightly under-correct or over-correct your eye relative to what you’re expecting. In that small portion of people, which is about 2 or 3%, we need to go back a month or two later to fine-tune the laser vision correction. This is to ensure we get the vision at the level that you and we expect you to have for the long term.
Because the eyes are living organs, they change over time, just like other parts of your body do. That’s why we’re exceedingly careful to disqualify patients whose eyes might be changing due to their age, pregnancy, and breastfeeding, or an underlying medical condition. We check to ensure you have a stable eye prescription before we proceed.
Lastly, everyone experiences age-related changes in their eyes. This results in the gradual loss of near vision or the yellowing and clouding of vision due to a cataract. Laser eye surgery will not help you avoid that, but it also won’t make it happen any sooner. If you’re in that stage of life, we can discuss several options to become glasses-free – some of which might include a laser or lens-based procedure.
To learn more about which laser eye surgery treatment is best to free you from the hassle of glasses and contact lenses, please book a free laser vision assessment on our website today.