In most cases, PRK and LASIK does not hurt during or immediately after the procedure.
LASIK does not hurt during the procedure, however you may feel some pressure on your eyes.
After the laser reshapes the cornea, the flap is replaced and serves as a natural bandage for the healing process.
Is it painful to have laser eye surgery?
Is There Any Pain During the Surgery? The laser procedure is generally painless. Some patients have reported feeling some slight pressure on their eye while the laser is being applied to it. The laser treatment itself only takes around 30-40 seconds, so any feeling of discomfort will be minimal and short-lived.
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.
How long does it take to heal from Lasik?
LASIK Recovery Time 2-3 Months after LASIK
It is common for the eyes to continue to heal for at least 3 months after LASIK, which means your vision will also continue to improve. In patients with more severe prescriptions, their eyes can continue to heal for up to 6 months.
What should I avoid after Lasik?
Recommended Post-LASIK Activity Schedule
- Always avoid rubbing your eyes.
- Avoid staring without lubricating the eyes.
- Avoid watching TV or reading.
- Avoid showering (you may take a bath but avoid getting soap or water in the eyes, showering or bathing before surgery is fine).
- Avoid alcohol consumption.