Are Your Eyes Open During Lasik?

This is a common concern, but rest assured that blinking and moving during LASIK surgery usually is not a problem.

Also, a small device will hold your eyelids open during the procedure so you can’t accidentally blink and your eyelids cannot interfere with any step of the surgery.

How do you keep your eyes open during Lasik?

Awake During LASIK: How it Works

Then, they’ll use an instrument that will keep your eyes open, so you do not have to worry about blinking throughout the procedure. From there, they will create a LASIK flap in the eyes with the iFS Advanced Bladeless Laser to expose the cornea.

Can you move your eyes during laser eye surgery?

Whilst the LASIK eye surgery corrects eyesight with a cut, the Flow procedure is completely non-contact. The entire procedure is performed using a laser. “In other words, the laser has already “caught the eye”, and if the eye moves during the operation, the laser simply follows its movements,” reassures Dr Haavel.

What does Lasik feel like?

Your vision will dim and you may feel the pressure and experience some discomfort during this part of the procedure. Laser energy is focused inside the cornea tissue, creating thousands of small bubbles of gas and water that expand and connect to separate the tissue underneath the cornea surface, creating a flap.

What happens during laser eye surgery?

What Happens During LASIK Eye Surgery? During LASIK eye surgery, an instrument called a microkeratome or femtosecond laser is used to create a thin flap in the cornea. The cornea flap is then painlessly peeled back and the underlying corneal tissue is reshaped using another laser.