Laser vision correction is generally painless for the majority of patients, while some may have minor discomfort . After LASIK surgery, improvement of vision starts quickly as most patients will experience major improvement within forty-eight (48) hours.
The majority of my LASIK surgery patients are able to enjoy 20/40 or better vision overnight. Immediately after the procedure, it is common to feel some minor discomfort such as the sensation having an eyelash in the eye is normal and to be expected the day of the procedure.
Your first follow-up visit is scheduled for the following day after the procedure. Eye drops are used for 6 to 10 days, and protective eye-shields are recommended for 2 nights. Visual recovery is slower after PRK, and functional vision is achieved after 3 to 5 days, after which point the recovery continues on a daily basis over the following weeks.
Is Laser Vision Correction permanent?
Laser vision correction results in a permanent change to the shape of the cornea. However, laser vision correction will not prevent age related conditions such as presbyopia (the need for reading glasses), cataracts, or glaucoma. These conditions would still be treated in their normal manner.
Yes, You Can have both eyes treated the same day
You can have lasik treatment done on both eyes on the same day. This has proven to be just as safe and effective as having the surgery done one eye at a time. Same day treatments on both eyes also adds convenience, a quicker total visual recovery, and takes less time away from your work.