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What Will I Feel During LASIK?

Posted on March 25, 2020 by - LASIK

LASIK comfort Scottsdale & Glendale

When you trust your LASIK surgery to prominent Phoenix-area ophthalmologist Dr. Jay Schwartz, you can be confident that your experience will be simple, satisfying and pain-free. The keys to your comfort are the skill of your laser surgeon, the remarkable new advances in LASIK techniques, and the state-of-the-art lasers used by Dr. Schwartz and his team at Schwartz Laser Eye Center.

Advanced Technology, Added Comfort

Today’s LASIK instruments generate a cool, precise pulse that reshapes the cornea without pain or even discomfort. In fact, the laser touches the eye for 40 seconds or less in a typical procedure. You may feel slight pressure on the eye for this short period, as the laser separates the cornea from underlying tissue by generating tiny bubbles beneath the surface. This creates a flap that allows your surgeon access to the cornea, which will be reshaped by the laser to ensure that the images it focuses on the retina are razor-sharp.

You may notice brief changes in vision, such as blurring or a dimming sensation, as the surgeon performs the reshaping aspect of the process. The entire procedure will take about a half hour. Many patients describe the experience as being as easy as a contact lens fitting.

Rapid Recovery

With the laser’s precise corneal incision, healing and recovery are quick. There’s no need for stitches or bandages, and your daily routine will be interrupted only briefly. Within a day you will be seeing clearly.

The greatest chance of mild discomfort occurs during recovery. You may feel there is something in your eye, and be tempted to rub the eyes, which could interfere with healing. You may also experience a slight itching or burning sensation for a short period of time. If you are prone to dry eyes, the post-operative period may bring additional dryness.

If you would like to learn more about advanced LASIK and other new vision correction options, we invite you to schedule an appointment with skilled ophthalmologist Dr. Jay Schwartz at his Phoenix, Glendale or Scottsdale office by calling or emailing Schwartz Laser Eye Center today.

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