Does LASIK hurt?

Dr. Matthew Russell answers if LASIK surgery hurt

Almost everybody who comes in to see us for LASIK eye surgery is very concerned that they may experience pain during the procedure. And everybody is surprised to find that there is absolutely no pain!3

There is no pain at all with LASIK surgery.

There is some pressure and a sense of movement during certain parts of the LASIK procedure. The vision does become dim for a period of a few seconds during certain parts of the process, but there is absolutely no pain during the procedure. After the procedure, there may be some minor grittiness, almost like a hair being in the eye for an hour or two, which clears very quickly, particularly with the use of lubricating eye drops.

Refractive surgery like LASIK is just one of the surgical procedures Dr. Russell uses to help patients achieve long term vision correction.

If you would like to learn more about laser vision correction and understand which treatment will be most appropriate for you to free you from glasses and contact lenses, please go to our website and book online for a free laser vision assessment.

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Dr. Matthew Russell

MBChB, FRANZCO

Laser eye and cataract surgery specialist

With 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 understand that medical and surgical eye care is a serious undertaking. I take the time to address whatever questions and concerns you might have. I believe everyone’s eyes are unique and require a customised solution tailored to your needs and goals.

My combination of education, training and experience positions me to provide optimal results for patients of all ages. 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.

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