LASIK Results: How Much Improvement Should I Expect?

Refractive surgery has become commonplace, and with a good surgeon, LASIK results should be easily predictable. An experienced surgeon should be able to give you information not only about the procedure, risks, and recovery, but also about how much improvement you should expect. Here, Dallas LASIK surgeon, Dr. Gary Tylock offers an expert opinion on LASIK results.

  • Like any medical procedure, refractive surgery carries risk, and its outcome depends on several factors. In other words, it is important to make sure your expectations are realistic.  That being said, many patients find their LASIK results to be nothing short of a miracle, enabling them to go without contact lenses or glasses for the first time in years. Some patients even experience better than 20/20 vision.
  • The best LASIK results come from a doctor with experience and cutting-edge equipment. The field of ophthalmology is rapidly evolving, and the lasers used in refractive surgery are constantly improving. Find a surgeon who keeps up to date with the latest technology, and you will have a distinct advantage. In Dallas, LASIK surgeon Gary Tylock is a pioneer in the field, who not only keeps up with innovative technology, but has also been instrumental in developing it.
  • LASIK does not promise perfect vision, but reduces the dependence on glasses and contacts. Even if you do not have refractive surgery, your eyesight will change slightly over time. If you do have the procedure, your eyes may still change slightly, not because of a flaw in the procedure, but because of the natural aging process. Most patients do not experience enough change to warrant another procedure.

If you have more questions about LASIK results, or any other aspects of refractive surgery, contact the Tylock-George Eye Care and Laser Center. One of the leading eye care clinics in the country, Tylock is committed to customer care, and the helpful staff will be happy to answer your questions. For a deeper connection, join the online community on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.