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No, LASIK is a 15-minute painless procedure. With the use of numbing eye drops and mild oral sedation, you should be very comfortable during LASIK.
Contact lenses can alter the shape of your cornea and be the cause of inaccurate pre-operative measurements. In order to obtain the best results, we ask you to remove your contact lenses to allow the cornea to return to its natural shape. If you wear soft lenses, they should be removed a minimum of one week before your exam. If you wear rigid/gas permeable lenses, remove them at least 3 weeks prior to your exam. Following your pre-operative exam, if you are a soft lens wearer, you will be able to wear your lenses up to 3 days before your surgery. If you wear rigid/gas permeable lenses, you will need to remain out of them until the day of surgery.
It is normal to begin feeling irritation, burning and watering about thirty minutes after the procedure. Please plan to relax and take a 3–4-hour nap. Patients typically wake up feeling much better and have some improved vision already.
You will need a driver the day of surgery and for the one-day post-op appointment.
You will be using drops and wearing eye shields while sleeping for the first week after your procedure.
Your new visual freedom comes with a few restrictions after surgery:
- No eye makeup for 1 week after your surgery
- No swimming or hot tub for 1 week
- Do not rub your eyes for 1 month
- Avoid dirty environments for 1 week if possible
The FDA has approved LASIK as a safe and effective procedure. In fact, LASIK is one of the most studied elective procedures on the market today. However, it is important to understand that LASIK is not safe for everyone. Some people are not appropriate candidates, and if treated could have less than optimal results. It is important that you receive a thorough pre-operative evaluation with an experienced provider to determine if LASIK is right for you.
Choosing to having LASIK surgery is a big decision and choosing the right provider may be an even bigger decision. At Eye Surgeons of Indiana LASIK Center, we are dedicated to providing you the best experience, technology and outcomes in the industry. Our doctors and team have over 100 years combined experience helping patients just like you. We come highly recommended by hundreds of Optometrists throughout Indiana as the center of choice for themselves, their families and their patients. Come see why we are Indiana’s top choice for visual freedom.
PRK is a laser vision correction procedure that is like LASIK in that it uses a laser to reshape the cornea. It differs from LASIK in that there is no flap created but instead the laser is used on the more anterior aspects of the cornea. Although the visual results between LASIK and PRK are the same, it takes PRK patients longer to get to their final visual result. PRK is an excellent choice for patients that have thinner or irregular shaped corneas.
You may also experience some discomfort while your eyes recover. But in the end, most patients that choose PRK end up with 20/20 vision or better, making it an excellent vision correction choice.
One of the things that makes LASIK so attractive to patients is knowing that it’s a permanent procedure. Once you have your cornea reshaped, your vision is permanently altered.
The same is true with PRK. PRK is a permanent laser vision correction procedure because it reshapes your cornea, improving refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
It’s important to note that t laser vision correction will not stop the natural aging process and occasionally this will alter your outcome. In this rare occurrence, you may qualify for an enhancement to fine tune your vision. It is also important to note that laser vision correction will not treat the need for reading glasses in most cases.