5 Facts About Lasik Eye Surgery Every Potential Patient Should Know

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on February 6, 2018

lasik eye surgery facts

Lasik eye surgery, also known as laser eye surgery, is a common procedure that corrects a patient’s vision. In a single visit, patients are able to forgo their glasses, and most leave the procedure capable of seeing with 20/20 vision.

If you’ve been considering Lasik eye surgery, you’re not alone. It’s projected that up to 718,000 Lasik surgeries will take place in the U.S. in 2020.

When considering your vision correction options, it’s important to consider the facts. Therefore, examine the following Lasik eye surgery facts below to gauge whether or not laser eye surgery is right for you.

  1. Lasik eye surgery only takes minutesIf you’re incredibly busy or if surgery just isn’t your forte, you can feel comforted knowing Lasik takes only a few minutes per eye. What’s more, your corrected vision is almost immediate and you’ll be able to return to work the next day after the procedure.
  2. Lasik won’t make you go blindA common fear among patients is that the laser from the surgery will cause them to go blind. However, this isn’t the case. A laser eye surgeon is a trained and licensed professional and the laser they use during the procedure won’t destroy your vision.
  3. Your eye movements won’t affect your resultsYou don’t need to worry about blinking or moving your eyes during the procedure and impacting your results. Eye tracking technology is used during surgery. This means the laser will follow your eye even when your eyes move away from the target you’re asked to look at.
  4. Lasik is completely painlessYou won’t have to worry about feeling any pain while undergoing Lasik. The surgeon will administer numbing eyedrops so you won’t feel any pain during the procedure.
  5. The laser won’t burn your skinAnother common fear among patients is that the laser will somehow burn your eye or skin during surgery. However, the laser isn’t hot but is actually cold. Additionally, it isn’t capable of burning your skin or eye.

There are many Lasik eye surgery facts to consider when considering your vision correction options. For more information on Lasik eye surgery benefits and if you’re eligible for the procedure, contact Missouri Eye Institute today.


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