Laser Eye Surgery FAQ By William Goldstein on February 19, 2016

(Frequently asked questions)

If you are considering getting  laser eye surgery done soon, these are five important things you should know about the procedure. These Laser Eye Surgery FAQ’s should be on your list of things to know!

1. LASIK is quick

Over 70 million individuals in the world are suffering from myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism or a mix of these eye conditions. LASIK is a relatively fast procedure that makes use of laser technology for reshaping the cornea of the eye to correct vision problems. It takes about ten minutes (per eye) and there will some additional time taken in pre and post op.

2. LASIK is not painful

In a LASIK surgery, the patient will be given anesthetic drops for numbing the eye. They will only feel minimal pressure near the eye when the physician is performing the surgery. This is similar to experiencing some discomfort, but there is no actual pain. Once the procedure is completed, the patient’s eye will feel clear and their vision will be restored.

3. LASIK does not equal vanity

Several people argue that glasses and contact lenses can do a great job at restoring normal vision for a person. While there is no denying the fact that these solutions have been used for decades and serve the purpose of enabling good vision, LASIK eye surgery should be considered for various other reasons. It is not aimed at simply making the person look nice (without glasses). With contact lenses and glasses, a person can face problems performing several activities like swimming, playing a sport and undertaking other adventurous outdoor activities. There is also a possibility of contracting infections when using lenses on a regular basis.

4. LASIK should be done by an experienced doctor

It is true that different eye care facilities have their own standards, training protocols etc. A potential patient should try and look for an experienced LASIK eye surgeon Detroit, either by doing adequate research and reference checks or by taking recommendations from family and friends. A knowledgeable and credible physician will give you an honest opinion and let them know if the surgery is the ideal option for them or not.

5. Fast Recovery

One of the biggest advantages of getting a LASIK eye surgery is that you can get back to work and resume your normal lifestyle almost the very next day. However, it is still important to protect the eyes from harmful UV rays. Also, the LASIK eye surgeon will ask you not to participate in sports or other intense activities for at least 3 days.

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William S. Goldstein, MD, has been practicing laser eye surgery since 1991. He was one of the first doctors to offer advanced eye care in all of Michigan and is a member of several prestigious organizations: 

  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

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