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A Complete Guide to LASIK Eye Surgery

LASIK is a type of laser eye surgery used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Here at Siedlecki Cataract & Vision Care, we specialize in LASIK eye surgery. The LASIK procedure reshapes the cornea to enable light entering the eye to be properly focused onto the retina for clearer vision. For the majority of our patients, this surgery is pain-free and is completed within 15 minutes for both eyes. After the surgery, our patients have improved vision without eyeglasses or contact lenses!

LASIK eye surgery offers numerous benefits and can dramatically improve your quality of life. Most of our patients will have 20/20 vision (or even better) after the surgery, but results do vary.

What to Expect During LASIK

Before surgery begins, our doctors will apply numbing eye drops into your eye to prevent any discomfort during the procedure. Next, we will position your eye under the laser and use an instrument called a lid speculum to keep your eyelids open.

The laser light pulses painlessly reshape the cornea, although you may feel some pressure on your eye. You'll also hear a steady clicking sound while the laser is operating. The surgery is performed on each eye separately.

What to Do After the Surgery

After your LASIK surgery, we will advise you to rest for a bit. You also may feel a temporary burning or itching sensation immediately following the procedure. Don’t panic, as this is completely normal. Also, it’s important to know that you cannot drive after LASIK until the eye doctor sees you the following day and confirms your uncorrected vision meets the legal standard for driving.

Have more questions? Do you think you would be a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery? Call us today.

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