Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Eye Exams after LASIK Surgery

Question: I had LASIK Surgery 12 years ago but have not seen an eye doctor or had an eye exam since my surgery. What type of follow up is recommended?

Answer: As a matter of course-whether you have had LASIK or not-it is prudent to have regular eye exams in order to maintain your eye health and vision. Depending on your age and your general health-as well as your family history of eye disease such as glaucoma and macular degeneration the frequency of eye exams should be at least every one to two years if not more often depending on the above health considerations. For someone who has had LASIK it would be preferable for you to return to the eye doctor who performed your LASIK Surgery if at all possible as they will have the most complete set of records and measurements for you.

Important Note: The information presented on the See With LASIK Blog or provided in response to a request for information in the Ask LASIK Surgeons section on is not intended to diagnose or treat eye problems, eye conditions or eye diseases including appropriateness of treatment, risks, complications or side effects as related to LASIK. In particular a response to an inquiry made on the Ask LASIK Surgeons section of is not meant to take the place of the professional medical care provided by your eye doctor, ophthalmologist and LASIK surgeon. Contacting us via e-mail or any other means is not a substitute for medical care.

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