Your eyes are evaluated
To determine which procedure is best suited
to you, your laser vision correction surgeon
will evaluate the following:
Your visual acuity
The shape of your cornea
The presence of any eye disease
The measurements of your eyes
DURING YOUR PROCEDURE
What happens on the day?
LVC takes as little as 10 minutes per eye. Typically, it lasts less than 30 minutes.
Safety is the number one priority. Most people don't experience serious complications.
Anesthetic drops will be placed in each eye. You'll lie down under the laser system and focus on a small blinking light while light energy precisely reshapes your cornea.
Sharper. Brighter. Clearer.
Once your procedure is complete, you may notice improved vision instantly.
Someone should drive you home. Plan not to drive for 24 hours
Pick up any medications you have been prescribed
Things to avoid
Protect the health of your eyes
Your doctor may direct you to use eyedrops—avoid using drops that have not been recommended
Keep foreign material out of your eyes, such as sweat and dustAvoid touching your eyes
The LASIK recovery
Recovering from LASIK is typically quick and easy. Your doctor will most likely schedule a follow-up appointment about 1 week after your procedure.
While experiences vary, many people are able to return to work the very next day. Others might experience a few minor side effects, such as watery or red eyes for a few days.