Deciding whether or not to get LASIK is a big decision. With any procedure, it’s normal to have questions and concerns.
You may wonder what you can expect, what the procedure is like, and how long it will take to recover after you have LASIK. The surgeons at IQ Laser Vision are experts when it comes to performing LASIK and are here to answer any questions about what to expect before, during, and after the procedure.
LASIK is a vision correction procedure that permanently improves your vision. The best part is most patients can finally say goodbye to their glasses and contacts!
How is this possible? LASIK uses a laser to reshape the cornea, providing patients with clear vision.
- You may be a candidate for LASIK in Los Angeles at IQ Laser Vision if:
- You’re at least 18 years of age
- Your eyes are generally healthy
- Your vision hasn’t changed or gotten worse in the last 12 months
It’s also important to make sure that your overall health is good, and you aren’t pregnant or nursing. Speak with your eye doctor in Rowland Heights about whether LASIK is right for you.
If you want to have LASIK, the only way to find out if the procedure is right for you is to have a LASIK consultation. At IQ Laser Vision , patients report over a 99% satisfaction rate after their LASIK procedure!
During a LASIK consultation, your ophthalmologist at IQ Laser Vision in San Marino will ask questions about your eyes and health. They will also extensively examine your eyes.
You will be able to ask any questions you might have about the LASIK experience and how the procedure works.
You can’t guarantee that you’ll have 20/20 vision after LASIK but most patients do end up with 20/20 vision or better after their procedure! What you can look forward to is being able to complete everyday tasks like reading a book, watching a movie, or putting on makeup without needing to worry about wearing glasses or contacts to see. That is life-changing!
As an FDA approved procedure, LASIK is incredibly safe! It’s only continued evolving since its FDA approval, becoming more precise, faster, and performed with increasingly state-of-the-art technology. There has never been a better time to get LASIK than right now. Like any surgical procedure, there are risks that could occur but it’s very rare.
The best way to avoid these risks is to make sure you follow all instructions from your LASIK surgeon at IQ Laser Vision both before and after your procedure. A healthy and safe recovery will ensure that you’ll have vision you’ll love for the rest of your life!
Keep in mind that you will only be able to undergo LASIK if you are a good candidate for the procedure. If LASIK would be unsafe for you, your ophthalmologist would make sure that you were not listed as a good candidate.
The laser does its job in 20-50 seconds per eye. The procedure only takes about 10 minutes from start to finish on each eye.
Expect to be at the offices of IQ Laser Vision for around two hours. This leaves enough time for preparation before your procedure, having numbing eye drops administered, and time to rest after the procedure.
Once you’re cleared, your surgeon will let you go home to begin the LASIK recovery process. You must have someone that can drive you home after LASIK because you cannot drive yourself home.
You won’t feel any pain during the procedure. Your surgeon will give you medicated eye drops so you don’t feel any pain.
The only thing you might feel is a slight pressure. By the time you get home after the procedure, your eyes might be stinging.
Taking a 4-6-hour nap when you get home will help you be more comfortable as your eyes recover.
Yes. When you have LASIK at IQ Laser Vision , many patients have LASIK performed on both eyes on the same day. This is the most common way that LASIK is usually performed on patients.
You’ll most likely be able to go back to your normal activities the day after the procedure. In fact, you’ll probably notice the improvement in your vision a day or two post-surgery!
You’ll need to avoid any strenuous physical activity for a few weeks after surgery. Your eye doctor will let you know when it’s safe to complete these activities again.
Most likely not. For most patients, LASIK improves their vision, allowing them to no longer need to wear glasses or contacts.
You won’t need to wear glasses most of the time. But in some situations, you may still need glasses to see clearly.
The exact cost of LASIK surgery varies depending on factors such as:
- Where you live
- What condition your eyes are in
- Where you’re having the procedure done
- How strong your prescription is
Have more questions about LASIK?
Schedule a LASIK consultation at IQ Laser Vision in San Francisco, CA!