Does Lasik Hurt? Lasik Eye Surgery Is Not a Painful Procedure.

Even though the thought of using a laser to enter the eye sounds very scary, it is a straightforward process that only takes about 15 minutes to complete on both eyes.

Lasik surgery does not hurt

Having Lasik surgery might be a little uncomfortable for some people because the surgeon makes a flap on the side of the cornea to expose the tissue underneath. This part of the procedure creates pressure on the eye, but the use of highly advanced technology keeps this discomfort to a minimum. To ensure that you feel as little discomfort as possible, the Lasik surgeon puts numbing drops in your eyes before the procedure starts. Once these take effect, the only typical complaint is some pressure.

Lasik is not painful post-surgery

Everyone has some sensation due to healing. You might feel itchiness or a slight stinging or burning. Your eye might feel dry. These are all normal feelings after Lasik eye surgery. They will subside within a few days. You feel these things because the eye is healing. Improvement after Lasik is very quick with most patients returning to many of their normal activities within 48 hours or less after Lasik surgery.

Why it is important to follow all aftercare instructions to the letter

Your eyes will heal much faster if you put the post-surgical eye drops in as directed. You should take the time to get plenty of rest. Take frequent breaks from technology to let your eyes see long range distances of at least 20-feet. Your chances of having perfect vision or achieving the results your Lasik surgeon guaranteed are higher when you follow all of the doctors’ orders after Lasik eye surgery.

Lasik surgery sounds scarier than it is. Even NASA approves of Lasik eye surgery for their astronauts because their studies deemed it safe. For a free consultation, give us a call at 212-759-9617.