Am I a suitable candidate for laser eye surgery?
If your eyesight has been stable over the past year, which usually occurs after the age of 18, wear glasses or contact lenses to correct your vision, otherwise healthy and not pregnant, you might be a candidate for laser eye surgery. Please consult a physician to determine if Laser Vision Correction surgery is right for you.
How do I find the right doctor for laser eye surgery?
One of the most important parts of a laser eye surgery is finding the right clinic. There are many factors to consider: A doctor’s experience, expertise and the technology he or she uses. Visiting doctors, researching surgeons and comparing them, might help when choosing the doctor or clinic you feel most comfortable with. When consulting with a doctor, it is good to prepare your questions beforehand.
Can both eyes be done at the same time?
Yes, both eyes can be treated during the same session. A final decision on that depends on the consultation with the physician.
Does laser eye surgery hurt?
In almost all cases, the procedure is virtually pain free. You will receive drops of anesthesia to numb your eye. At some points during the surgery, you may feel some pressure around your eye. After surgery, you may have a foreign-body sensation in your eye for a few hours.
How long do the effects of laser eye surgery last?
Laser eye surgery is usually permanent, but if your prescription changes in the future, you may need to wear glasses or contact lenses, or consider an enhancement procedure.