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!
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.