Hi, it’s Matt Russell from VSON Laser Vision Specialists. If you’re considering laser eye surgery and feeling a little anxious, in this post, I’ll answer the question: “Should you feel scared about LASIK?”
The reality is that most patients coming in for laser vision correction can feel nervous on the day.
I think that’s completely natural. I can appreciate that people might feel nervous, anxious, and even scared about having laser eye surgery. But, unfortunately, many people have allowed this phobia of laser eye surgery to hold them back from having it – and that’s a pity.
Like most phobias, fear of laser eye surgery isn’t actually grounded in many facts.
Is laser eye surgery painful?
If you’re concerned about pain, the reality of going through laser treatment is that there is no pain.
You feel absolutely no pain whatsoever during the procedure or afterward, and it’s just a matter of lying comfortably on the bed.
I gently talk you through the whole procedure. I’ll put numbing drops in your eye, so you don’t feel a thing. I’ll use an eyelid holder that gently holds your eyelids, and all I need you to do is to look straight ahead. There’s a green flashing light which I’ll ask you to continue to look at. Most people find it quite easy to do.