Hi, it’s Matt Russell from VSON Laser Vision Specialists. So many people wonder, are you asleep during LASIK?
The answer, I’m afraid, is no. While we can appreciate that being awake during a surgical procedure doesn’t sound like much fun. LASIK is far from your typical surgical procedure. Instead, it takes several minutes per eye to perform and, in expert hands, is completely painless.
How do people react after laser eye surgery?
After having Laser Eye Surgery, the first thing many people say, apart from “wow”, is that they were pleasantly surprised by how easy and painless it was.
Laser eye surgery is designed as a minimally invasive procedure. We apply numbing eye drops to your eyes before surgery to avoid any discomfort. This means you’ll feel very little during the actual procedure. To make you feel as comfortable as possible, your laser eye surgeon will also communicate with you throughout, explaining the process step-by-step.
What if I move during laser eye surgery?
Expectedly, one of the most common fears about being awake during LASIK Laser Eye Surgery is that you might somehow compromise the result by sneezing, coughing, or moving at precisely the wrong moment.
However, leading clinics only use the most state of the art laser that includes a system that tracks the movement of your eye more than 4,000 times per second. This ensures meticulous accuracy and means there is virtually nothing you could do to put yourself at risk during the LASIK procedure.
To learn more about LASIK eye surgery, and know which treatment is best for you to free yourself from the hassle of glasses and contact lenses, then please book online for a free laser vision assessment on our website today.