Yes, but keep in mind that as we age, our eyes do, too (45 to 60 years old). If you are 20, results will last 30 to 40 years. If you are 55, results will last about 10 years.
Yes. Laser eye surgery at the Mitchell Eye Centre is extremely safe. We have been performing laser eye surgery for over 20 years.
No. Laser eye surgery is painless. Many patients describe the procedure as feeling “unusual”, but do not experience any pain.
The amount of improvement to your vision after undergoing Advanced Surface Treatment (AST / Advanced PRK will be approximately the same as with your present glasses or contact lenses give you.
Typical procedures take 15 minutes per eye. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis which means that you can return home immediately afterwards.
Typical recovery time after laser eye surgery is 3 days, however, we recommending waiting 7 days until resuming fine detail work activities such as working on a computer.
Yes. We recommend that you arrange for a ride home after undergoing laser eye surgery. If necessary, one of our staff would be happy to assist you with calling and booking a taxi.
Yes. After undergoing laser eye surgery, you will be provided with sample medicated drops and prescriptions for the same drops to use frequently for the first 3 days. Afterwards, will need to use drops twice daily for 2 to 3 months after surgery. Please use medicated eye drops as directed.
You will notice an immediate improvement to your vision with final results after 1 to 3 months.
Your vision will be blurred for computer use for 1 week after surgery. During the first 3 to 4 days after laser eye surgery, avoid the use of swimming pools and hot tubs. Afterwards, you can resume normal activities.