Being “put to sleep” has risks of its own and would mostly just increase the cost of your surgery.
There is not much benefit to general anesthesia during LASIK, which is why the vast majority of patients remain awake during their short surgery.
Are you awake during Lasik?
Do I Have To Be Awake During LASIK? LASIK surgery usually takes less than 10 minutes and does not require general anesthesia. If you fear you will be anxious during the procedure, your LASIK surgeon will give you a mild sedative or other medication prior to surgery to help you relax.
What happens if you blink 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. Another concern for patients undergoing laser eye procedures is that they might blink their eyes at the “wrong times”.
How does Lasik feel?
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.
How long should you sleep after Lasik?
Artificial tears help you heal as well, so you will use a lot of those after LASIK. But the directive from our doctors and staff that is usually most welcomed is sleep. You will be asked to sleep at least two to three hours after LASIK.