Frequently Asked Questions
Does LASIK hurt?
Because the cornea is easily numbed with “eye drop” anesthesia, patients report little, if any discomfort, both during and after the procedure.
Will I need someone to drive me home following my procedure?
Yes. Every LASIK surgery patient is given a mild sedative to relax them prior to the procedure. No one should drive after being given this medication for 24 hours. Also the vision following your procedure will be a little blurry due to all the medicated and lubricating drops given during the procedure.
Are both eyes treated the same day?
Yes, in most cases. Most patients prefer the convenience of having both eyes treated the same day, but occasionally there are reasons that it would not be advisable.
What can I expect following the LASIK procedure?
Following your LASIK procedure, drops are placed in the eye to facilitate the healing process. After your treatment you will need to go home and rest. Sleep is very helpful to the eyes and ensures quicker healing following the procedure.
Is this procedure permanent?
The laser procedure should last for the rest of your life. Medical experience shows that once the cornea has been modified, it tends to stay modified permanently. There are occasional cases of regression depending on the pre-operative degree of refractive error, which may be corrected with further surgery called an enhancement. The vast majority of corrected eyes continue to stay in focus.
International EyeCare is a well-known LASIK and cataract surgery practice. Their experienced ophthalmologists and eye surgeons, including talented College Station cataract surgeon Dr. Charles Moore, are committed to making all procedures as safe and easy as possible, and are available to answer all patient questions. To learn more about LASIK surgery, schedule a free consultation at their College Station practice.