What to Expect on LASIK Surgery Day
Many people have anxiety over the LASIK process – we completely understand. Our team works tirelessly to help you relax and make you comfortable throughout the process. You will be fully informed about each step of the procedure. Amazingly, the procedure itself lasts less than 5 minutes and patients are typically in and out of the laser suite in less than 15 minutes.
Here is what to expect:
- Anesthetic eye drops are administered to numb the area.
- A protective flap is created using a laser and gently lifted to reveal the inner corneal tissue.
- Computer-controlled pulses of cool laser light are applied to the inner layers of the cornea to reshape it to mimic your contact lens or glasses prescription.
- The flap is gently replaced and aligned to its original position. It heals naturally and securely.
Some patients recover within a few hours; some take a few days. Most patients are amazed how much they enjoy their new and clearer daily life in Michiana.