Will I have better than 20/20 vision after laser eye surgery?
If you are considering laser eye surgery, it is important to have realistic expectations. As we all know, the same result with different expectations can leads to different degree of satisfaction. It is a common myth that people think laser eye surgery will give them "super" vision or better than 20/20 vision . Yes, a small proportion will see better than 20/20 but they are usually people who had great vision with glasses or contact lenses before surgery i.e. they had super h
Does having laser eye surgery affect cataract surgery in later life?
One of the concerns my patients raise with having laser eye surgery, is that it may prevent them having required cataract surgery when they are older. This is a myth but it is true that your surgeon must plan your cataract surgery differently if you have had laser eye surgery. The biggest difference is in the calculation of the power of the new artificial lens that is to be inserted. Typically different formulae must be used and ideally, your previous spectacle prescription p
Why do people have laser eye surgery?
"What made you think about having laser eye surgery?" That's a question I have now asked several thousand times. And it's fascinating to hear how people respond and what they say. In my experience, for the majority they are in some way unhappy about being dependent on glasses and contact lenses. "I would just like to be able to wake up and go", or "I am constantly searching for my reading glasses" or "I would like see my kids when they are in the water" or " it's too hard to
Nothing hides forever
For most of us, the shape of our eyes stops changing some time in our 20s much like our body stops growing. That then begs the obvious question: why does my glasses prescription change or why do I go from not needing glasses to needing glasses as I age? As our eye ages, from a 20 year old to 30, 40, 50 and 60 year old eye, a number of changes occur which affect the overall "vision power" of the eye. Firstly the zooming lens loses its range progressively. The pupil size also