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  FAQ's for LASIK


Is Laser Vision Correction surgery painful?
How long does the surgery take to perform?
Where does the surgery take place?
What is the post-operative recovery period?
How long will I have to use the protective shield?
Are both of my eyes operated on the same day.
Will my prescription return?
How soon can I travel after the procedure?
Can I wear my contacts before my surgery?
What kind of anesthesia is used during the treatment?
What if I blink or move during the procedure?
Can you have both eyes treated at the same time?
Does Lasik hurt?
How does wavefront Lasik compare to conventional Lasik?
Can I see the Lasik treatment as it is being performed?
Will my eyes be patched?
Are the results achieved from Lasik permanent?
Is Lasik investigational?
Am I too old to have Lasik?
What is “all-laser Lasik” and how does it compare to traditional Lasik surgery?

Is Laser Vision Correction surgery painful?
Not at all, we use local anesthesia thus resulting in no pain for the patient.


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How long does the surgery take to perform?
Under the skillful hands of our surgeon, the surgery takes only around 15-20 minutes and then the patient is ready to go home.


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Where does the surgery take place?
All of our Laser surgeries are conducted locally at the CODET Vision Institute in our state of the art Operating Room.


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What is the post-operative recovery period?
Most patients will be back to their daily activities 3 days after surgery.


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How long will I have to use the protective shield?
You are only required to wear the shield for the entire surgery day and to sleep with it on.

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Are both of my eyes operated on the same day.
Yes, Laser Surgery gives the patient the option of using his/her vision right after the procedure without having to patch or cover the eyes, it also helps so that the post-op care is equal to both eyes.


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Will my prescription return?
The human eye stops growing at around age 18, so the good news is that any correction will usually be permanent.


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How soon can I travel after the procedure?
You are able to travel day after the surgery.


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Can I wear my contacts before my surgery?
Because contact lenses can alter the shape of your cornea, you will need to remove your contacts prior to your pre-operative exam.

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What kind of anesthesia is used during the treatment?
Numbing eye drops are used. Sometimes an oral medication is used to help with relaxation. Don't worry -no needles or intravenous drugs are used.


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What if I blink or move during the procedure?
Although everyone shares these concerns, we take measures to ensure that moving or blinking is not a problem. Your eye will be held open with a holder supporting your lid so that you can't blink. The holder is placed immediately before the treatment and removed immediately afterward.

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Can you have both eyes treated at the same time?
Lasik treatment can be performed on both eyes on the same day. This decreases the troublesome effect of being nearsighted in only one eye between the two treatments. You may elect to have one eye done at a time.


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Does Lasik hurt?
The Lasik treatment itself is painless because we put a few numbing drops in your eyes to make you even more comfortable.

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How does wavefront Lasik compare to conventional Lasik?
Wavefront adds an automatic measurement of more subtle distortions (called higher order aberrations) than just nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism corrected by conventional Lasik.

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Can I see the Lasik treatment as it is being performed?
You will be “awake” but very relaxed. You will not be able to see any of the details of the Lasik treatment. You will see a number of lights, but the images will be blurred.


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Will my eyes be patched?
No, but clear, protective shields will be placed over your treated eye(s) following the treatment, and will be removed the next morning. You will continue to wear these eye shields at bedtime for 3 additional nights for protection.


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Are the results achieved from Lasik permanent?
Lasik is a surgical procedure that permanently removes corneal tissue to reshape the eye in order to improve refraction.

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Is Lasik investigational?
No. Lasik has been performed all over the world and numerous clinical trials have been done with excellent results.

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Am I too old to have Lasik?
Although there is no real “maximum age” for laser vision correction, we would first need to determine that the overall health of your eyes is good, and that your vision difficulties are not being caused by cataracts or some other eye disease.

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What is “all-laser Lasik” and how does it compare to traditional Lasik surgery?
The difference between traditional Lasik and “all-laser Lasik” (also known as Intralasik) is the method in which the Lasik flap is created.

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