Is Laser Eye Surgery Painful?

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.

Does laser eye surgery hurt?

Does laser eye surgery hurt? The short answer for the vast majority of patients is, no. Due to the anaesthetic drops which are applied before the procedure, laser eye surgery itself is generally pain-free, but following the treatment, patients may feel some discomfort in the early stages of healing.

How long does laser eye surgery take?

The actual procedure usually takes less than 10 minutes per eye. Depending on your prescription, and the amount of correction needed, the laser itself only takes 20-50 seconds to correct your vision. However, you should plan on being in the office for approximately an hour-and-a-half on your day of surgery.

How much pain is normal after Lasik?

Soreness and discomfort are both common after LASIK surgery, as is dry eye and itchiness. This is all part of the healing process and totally normal. Even if it is normal, it can be inconvenient, so these tips will help you with the healing process.

Is laser eye surgery dangerous?

Yet LASIK — like any surgery — has risks. Some patients have harmful complications that may never go away, including dry eyes, starbursts, and cornea damage.

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 much does Lasik cost?

While charges for LASIK procedures vary widely by practice and region, the average cost of LASIK is between $1,500 to $3,000 per eye depending on the type of the procedure, surgeon and region of the country. Often extremely low prices of $399 or $695 are very unrealistic and considered bait and switch pricing.

What is the best age to get laser eye surgery?

Is there an ideal age for patients to get a LASIK procedure? The short answer is no, though there is a general minimum age of 18 to 21. Adults of any age with stable vision and otherwise healthy eyes may be great candidates for LASIK. However, other eye issues often make another treatment a better option for seniors.

Will I need glasses after Lasik?

Since LASIK surgery is typically performed to correct distance vision and refractive errors rather than issues stemming from presbyopia, whether or not you will need reading glasses after LASIK depends on your age. So if you wear reading glasses, you should keep them on hand after your LASIK procedure.

Can you shower after Lasik?

Patients can shower normally after LASIK and will be asked to simply avoid shower stream directly to the face, washing the eyelids directly, and drying the eyelids afterwards. So no swimming pools, hot tubs, rivers, streams or oceans for at least one week after your LASIK procedure.