LASIK surgery is a wonderful option for many people who suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism.  With this surgical procedure, people who need glasses and/or contact lenses to properly see could achieve crystal-clear 20/20 vision in a matter of days.  It’s a revolutionary treatment that many people are taking advantage of; in fact, in 2008 alone, over 16 million people opted to go under treatment to restore their vision.

But not everyone will enjoy long-term 20/20 vision after just oneLASIK eye surgeryprocedure.  While 95% of the people who opted for the treatment were pleased with their results, there’s a small group of people who may need to follow up their initial treatment with a LASIK enhancement procedure

Why do some people regular multiple treatments, while others enjoy 20/20 vision after one procedure?  It’s difficult to say: There are so many unique variables involved in administering a LASIK treatment, including:

  • The shape and health of your corneas
  • The degree and quality of your nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism
  • The strength of your prescription (people who have stronger prescriptions are more likely to need LASIK enhancement procedures)
  • Whether or not you suffer from dry eye
  • Your age (you’re more likely to need corrections if you’re younger)
  • Your desired expectations

If you’re searching for a LASIK surgery provider, it’s important to find someone who will offer enhancement surgery for you.  Many LASIK providers opt to provide this service for free as part of the overall LASIK package.  Be wary of providers who completely guarantee the results of the first LASIK procedure, as this is impossible.  Instead, find someone who is realistic about results and who will talk to you about the potential need for LASIK enhancement surgery.

If you’re interested in learning more about the LASIK procedure – and if you’re a good candidate for it – schedule a consultation with Dr. Renee Bovelle today at Envision Eye & Laser Center.  Dr. Bovelle will determine if you’re a viable candidate for LASIK surgery, as well as help you understand the likelihood that you will need LASIK enhancement surgery in the future.

Call (301) 805-4664 Envision Eye & Laser Center in located in Bowie, Maryland, and serves Baltimore and the greater Washington D.C. areas for a consultation.