How Long Do You Have To Keep Your Eyes Open During Lasik?

You may be able to go to work the next day, but some doctors advise at least one day of rest instead.

Also, it is usually recommended that you refrain from any strenuous exercise for at least a week, since this can traumatize the eye and affect healing.

Do you have to keep your eyes open during Lasik?

During your LASIK eye surgery, you do not have to worry about keeping your eye open. After instilling numbing eye drops you actually do not feel the urge to blink, and a small device is used to gently keep it open when necessary. Each eye is kept open for only 2 to 3 minutes.

How long do your eyes need to be stable for Lasik?

If your prescription is stable and your eyes healthy

To have LASIK eye surgery, you must have a stable prescription. This means your eyeglass prescription has not changed for at least two consecutive years. LASIK is FDA-approved for people aged 18 and older.

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.

Does Lasik eye surgery hurt?

In most cases, PRK and LASIK does not hurt during or immediately after the procedure. Before your LASIK eye surgery begins, numbing eye drops are used to alleviate any pain or discomfort to the eye during the procedure. LASIK does not hurt during the procedure, however you may feel some pressure on your eyes.