Hi, it’s Matt Russell from VSON Laser Vision Specialists. People considering LASIK eye surgery often express various concerns and reservations, the most common question being, “What if I blink during LASIK?”
Fortunately, with the use of advanced technology and other precautions taken during treatment, your concerns should be alleviated. There is nothing that a patient can do to mess up their LASIK procedure. Our laser uses a sophisticated tracking system that measures the position of your eye a thousand times per second, following your eye at the same speed. Therefore making it perfectly centered, always. If the eye happens to make rapid movements, the laser automatically turns off and start again once the eye stops. We can also turn off the laser manually if needed. Numbing drops are administered before the treatment, to enhance your comfort and to reduce the chances of eye movement during surgery.
During the procedure, the eyelids are held open with a small medical device to prevent blinking. It is therefore impossible for you to close your eye or blink during the procedure. We keep the surface of your eye lubricated with drops, to ensure your eye does not get dry, and you will not feel the need to blink. Additionally, our team takes a number of steps to ensure you are in a comfortable position during treatment. Remember, LASIK takes just a few minutes to complete and multiple safeguards are in place to reduce the chances of complications.
To learn more about LASIK and know which laser eye surgery treatment is best for you to free yourself from the hassle of glasses and contact lenses, please book online for a free laser vision assessment on our website today.