The word ‘surgery’ can make a lot of patients uneasy. We get asked all the time about what actually happens during a LASIK procedure, so let’s set the record straight.
Numbing Drops are Applied to Your Cornea
The first step is to numb your eye to ensure the procedure is pleasant and painless. Dr. Davis will apply anesthetic drops to your eye that take about 10-15 seconds to work. He will then use a lid speculum to keep your eye open.
Create a Cornea Flap
Dr. Davis will then use a laser to create a flap that allows him access to reshape your cornea to improve your vision. You’ll then be asked to focus on a red light to steady your eye during the procedure.
This is where the magic happens—well it’s not magic, it’s science. Our state-of-the-art WaveLight EX500 laser reshapes your cornea using the fastest and most precise lasers known to man. Our technology is so advanced, it only takes a few seconds to reshape your cornea for improved vision.
After your cornea is reshaped, Dr. Davis will seal up the flap. It will begin to heal immediately, so you don’t have to worry about post-surgery pain.
That’s it. Seriously. LASIK eye surgery only takes a few minutes from the time you walk in the door to the time you leave. But don’t mistake its brevity for ineffectiveness. LASIK is a powerful corrective vision procedure that can give you better vision than ever before.
Ready to take the next step toward improved eye sight? Contact us to schedule your free consultation.