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During your LASIK consultation, we will answer any and all questions you may have about LASIK. Below are the most commonly asked questions about LASIK.
Are both eyes done at the same time?
Can you guarantee 20/20 vision?
Are my activities restricted after LASIK?
Many patients return to work the next day. You will need to restrict the activities mentioned below. Otherwise, as long as you follow your doctor’s instructions, you should be free to resume all your normal activities.
- Wait one full day before taking a shower.
- Resume driving after one day to one week, as your doctor advises.
- Sunglasses should be worn for the first few days.
- Read and watch TV in moderation the first few days.
- Do not wear eye makeup for four days.
- Do not rub your eyes for four days.
- Do not exercise for one week.
- Avoid swimming, hot tubs, and whirlpools for one week.
- Avoid gardening and dusty environments for one week.
- Avoid contact sports that could result in an eye injury for one month.
How do I prepare for my procedure?
What are common complications?
It is extremely rare to have a complication secondary to LASIK. But possible complications can include:
- UNDER-CORRECTION AND OVER-CORRECTION Less than 5% of our patients require a second procedure or enhancement to touch-up their final results. Patients with much higher prescriptions are at higher risk of having issues of over-correction or under-correction. If necessary this is generally performed 3 to 4 months following the initial LASIK procedure.
- INFECTION Infections are very rare. Primary due to the usage of antibiotic drops both before and after the procedure.
- NIGHT GLARE Even before having laser vision correction, many people experience poor night vision or night glare such as halos and starbursts. Night glare is common immediately following the procedure and lasts for about three or four months. Some patients may benefit from glasses when driving at night.
- CORNEAL FLAP RISKS While LASIK offers a faster recovery, this procedure does have specific risks due to the creation of a corneal flap. A corneal flap which is irregular, too short, or too thin can prevent the procedure from being completed. In such a case, the corneal flap is closed, and the eye allowed to heal. Three to six months later, the procedure can be performed. As long as the corneal flap heals smoothly, patients can achieve an excellent result. However if irregularities in the flap persist, a loss of best-corrected vision may result. Other corneal flap risks include displacement of the flap and epithelial ingrowth. Epithelial ingrowth means that epithelial cells grow beneath the corneal flap prior to the sealing of the corneal flap margins. Although most cases do not require any treatment, severe epithelial ingrowth can disrupt corneal flap integrity. It is usually treated within one month by lifting the flap and cleaning the area.
What is Custom LASIK?
How many post-operative visits are necessary after LASIK or PRK?
What is all Laser LASIK?
Is LASIK covered by insurance?
Will I have stitches?
Will I feel pain during the LASIK procedure?
Any post-operative pain?
How long does it take?
Will I need to leave my contacts out before my LASIK evalution?
How well will I see after surgery?
What happens when I blink during surgery?
Will my LASIK procedure “fade” over time?
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Will my eyes hurt after LASIK? Can I wear makeup the next day? When can I work out or play sports? These are some of the more frequent questions patients ask about LASIK recovery.
It is important to us that we not only offer you the best and safest possible eye and laser vision correction surgery but one that is affordable to you under any budget.
If you are not an excellent candidate for LASIK, other options will be presented to ensure that we meet your vision correction needs including PRK, ICL, Clear Lens Exchange or Corneal Inlays.