The answer, I\u2019m afraid, is no. While we can certainly appreciate that being awake during a surgical procedure doesn\u2019t sound like much fun. LASIK is far from your typical surgical procedure. Instead, it takes just several minutes per eye to perform and, 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 \u201cwow\u201d, is that they were pleasantly surprised by how easy and painless the whole thing was. As well as being designed as a minimally invasive procedure, to avoid any discomfort, we apply anaesthetic eye drops to your eyes before surgery. This means you\u2019ll feel very little during the actual procedure. And in the effort 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 up-to-date technology, including 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.