What are important facts about refractive surgery?

The following are some important facts about refractive surgery provided by the American Association of Opthalmology.
More than 95 percent of people who have had refractive surgery can pass a standard driver’s license exam that requires a visual acuity of at least 20/40 without glasses or contacts.
Additional enhancement surgeries may be required to achieve your desired results.
You may still need glasses or contact lenses to achieve your best vision even after refractive surgery.
Fitting contact lenses may be difficult or impossible because of corneal changes following refractive surgery.
Reading glasses may still be necessary for middleaged and older adults. Refractive surgery does not alter the aging process of the eye and does not prevent presbyopia. In fact, you may need reading glasses at a younger age.
If you have specific occupational goals, check with your prospective employer about regulations concerning refractive surgery.

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