YOU ARE HERECan you blink during LASIK?Hi, it\u2019s Matt Russell from VSON Laser Vision Specialists. People considering LASIK eye surgery often express various concerns and reservations, the most common question being, \u201cWhat if I blink during LASIK?\u201dFortunately, 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.Home \u00bb LASIK \u00bb Can you blink during LASIK?\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tSearch for:\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tARE YOU SUITABLE?Check your laser eye surgery suitability online with our free LASIK self-testTAKE SUITABILITY SELF-TESTOUR MOST POPULAR PROCEDURESLASIKSmartSightICLLens ReplacementPRKRefractive cataract surgeryFAQsWHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY\u2026\u201cVery friendly and professional staff. Dr Russell is extremely informative and has a really positive presence. The doctor and all of the staff ensured all my questions were answered fully. I left the surgery feeling as if I\u2019d been really well cared for.\u201dSuzanne Cooper\u201cThe staff are all friendly and helpful.\u201dAlana Jenkins\u201cDr. Russell and the entire team should be commended for their genuine care and personal attention. They made every possible effort to explain and clarify the treatment required and made sure I was comfortable through the consultation treatment.\u201dXerxes Meher\u201cI was very impressed with the way they run things. It is a well-oiled machine. Everyone knew exactly what they were doing and were very friendly. To top it off, my treatment was excellent.\u201dIris Van Quickelberghe\u201cDr. Russell is my hubby\u2019s specialist for years. We love him. Such a kind person and always spends time to explain everything.\u201dZita Farczadi Kershaw\u201cHighly recommended. They are always helpful and friendly and the outcomes have been beyond my expectations.\u201dBrad Gooda\u201cMany thanks for your care and skill and a big thanks to all your staff for their friendly care and professionalism shown each time I have visited.\u201dHenry Ellison\u201cMy wife came to see Dr Russell today and we wanted to say thank you to all the staff for the kind and professional service. We are also extremely grateful for Dr Russell\u2019s generosity when it came to us paying for the consultation. We wanted to reach out and say thank you so much!\u201dTroy and Liana ToddWe have replaced the images of real patients who provided these testimonials to protect their privacy.DISCOVER IF YOU CAN BE FREE FROM GLASSES AND CONTACT LENSESThe best way to find out if eye treatment is right for you is to have an in-person assessment. You\u2019ll get a clear answer from our experts on your suitability and vision correction optionsBOOK A FREE ASSESSMENTHi, I\u2019m Dr. Matthew Russel, your laser and cataract surgery specialistHI I\u2019M DR. MATTHEW RUSSELL YOUR LASER EYE AND CATARACT SURGERY SPECIALISTWith over 15 years of experience, I enjoy the privilege of helping patients of all ages reclaim clear vision or preserve it for as long as possible.Vision correction and high-precision cataract surgery hinge on the expertise and skill set of the provider who also has access to the most precise tools for the job. Ophthalmic surgeons like me know how to make treatment safe, comfortable and positive for the patient. They know how to minimise the risk of complications and maximise successful outcomes.I have a passion for helping my patients enjoy the clear, high-definition vision they need to live rich and active lives. Now, I have hand-picked a team of professionals that share my passion and commitment to exceptional care.Dr. Matthew RussellMBChB, FRANZCO\u00a0MORE ABOUT DR. RUSSELLHome \u00bb LASIK \u00bb Can you blink during LASIK?