Facts You Should Know About Lasik Surgery!

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Are you ready to spend much less time wearing eyeglasses and contact lenses? Do you want the chance to have perfect or near-perfect vision? We answer some of the most popular questions about Lasik eye surgery to give you the information you need to have your procedure.

Does Lasik surgery hurt?

No. There is no pain during Lasik surgery because the surgeon places numbing drops in the eyes before the procedure. The numbing agent lasts for about a half an hour or so. The only thing you should feel during the procedure is a little pressure when the flap is created in the cornea. After your procedure, you will feel like something is in the eye, it burns, it waters, or some stinging, but these sensations go away within six hours, according to the Huffington Post. Remember, never rub your eye after your Lasik surgery.

Is Lasik the only option?

No, there are several other procedures including PRK, EpiLasik, LASEK, and more. Your expert Lasik surgeon can help you figure out what method offers you the best benefits.

What are my risks with Lasik eye surgery?

Any surgical procedure has risks, but the complication rate with Lasik surgery is very low. Sometimes, a person can get an infection in the eye, but this is not very common occurring in one out of two or three thousand, says the Huffington Post. Usually, the biggest worry is that the procedure will not be enough to correct your vision without a second treatment. With customized equipment, these risks are often diminished even more.

There are several other things that you may want to know like what it feels like after your procedure, or how long Lasik surgery takes. Our experts at Manhattan Lasik Center are ready to help you find out what you need to know so that you are confident in your decision to have Lasik eye surgery.