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Severe complications are extremely rare. There are a few highly publicized cases which involve the surgery completely screwing up a patient's vision so that they have to wear sunglasses to go outside, or create blurriness that can't ever be corrected, even by glasses. But this is extremely rare.+ADw-/p+AD4APA-p+AD4-2. Understand that this procedure is relatively new. No tests have been conducted on the long-term effects of laser eye surgery, so no one can tell you what's gonna happen to your vision in 10 or 20 years.+ADw-/p+AD4APA-p+AD4-3. Accept that your vision will probably not reach 20/20. Don't get us wrong, it'll probably be very good+ADs- In fact, it'll get close to perfect. Only half of the candidates have 20/20 vision after 6 months (though 93+ACU- have 20/40 vision after 6 months).+ADw-/p+AD4APA-p+AD4-4. People in their 40s and up will probably need reading glasses after the surgery. This is because almost all 40+-year-olds need reading glasses. Laser surgery can't fix this. So if you are over 40 and only wear contacts, you'll have to buy a pair of reading glasses post-surgery.+ADw-/p+AD4APA-p+AD4-5. There are side effects that can take place. The most serious would be that the procedure either does not correct, or actively worsens your vision. Fortunately, if this occurs, you can usually try again. Just go to a different doctor. Other potential side effects are glares, seeing halos around lights, dry eyes, or difficulty seeing at night or in dim light. But these effects are also often temporary.+ADw-/p+AD4APA-p+AD4-6. It's especially important to consider these risks if your career highly depends on your vision. If you're a pilot, for instance, or an Olympic archer or a surgeon. In such cases, if you see fine with glasses, just suck it up and stick with them. The surgery isn't worth it.+ADw-/p+AD4APA-p+AD4-SoYouWanna know more? 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