Long term results have demonstrated that the treatments performed with the laser years ago are permanent; in fact some patients are now over twenty-two years post-op with stable results. LASIK and ASA will not accelerate other aging changes in the eye such as cataract formation, or the development of presbyopia (the need for reading glasses). On the other hand, laser vision correction will not protect you from these natural aging changes in the eye. A yearly eye exam is still recommended following your laser treatment.