Does LASIK Require Anesthesia?

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So, you are finally ready to do it! You are going to get rid of your glasses with Lasik surgery. The date is set, and you are ready to go; or are you?  Getting nervous before Lasik is natural because the operation is performed on one of the most delicate areas of the body. You may wonder if you can be put to sleep for your Lasik eye surgery?

There is no pain with Lasik eye surgery

One of the biggest fears with Lasik is that it will hurt. Lasik surgery is never supposed to hurt. Your eye specialist will put numbing eye drops in before your procedure to ensure that you never feel a thing. The only sensation you should feel during Lasik eye surgery is some pressure. After your treatment, you could feel stinging, burning, itching, or aching for the first 24-hours or so, but this is easily relieved with over the counter pain relievers. The biggest complaint is that it feels like there is something in your eye, but you have to resist the urge to rub it.

Patients need to be awake during Lasik surgery

Your Lasik surgeon needs to communicate with you while he or she is performing your Lasik eye surgery. There are questions they must ask immediately after the procedure to find out if everything went as expected. The good thing is that Lasik often takes five minutes or less for both eyes, so you are done in a jiffy.

Lasik eye surgery is not a long or painful procedure. Although it may be a little scary, Lasik offers people tons of benefits. Manhattan Lasik Center has four revolutionary centers filled with state-of-the-art equipment. Our surgeons are educated and skilled performing thousands of Lasik surgeries each year. Let us answer all your questions and set your mind at ease with a free consultation or a tour of one of our facilities. Call us today at 212-759-9617.