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Lasik FAQs

Answering Your LASIK Surgery FAQs

If you are considering LASIK eye surgery, you likely have several questions regarding the procedure and expected results. Your ophthalmologist near you at Seeta Eye Centers in Poughkeepsie and Yorktown Heights, NY, is here to answer frequently asked questions about LASIK surgery and how it can improve your vision.


What Is LASIK Surgery?

LASIK, or laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, is an outpatient refractive eye surgery that uses a laser to reshape the cornea to correct vision errors. Your eye surgeon creates a thin corneal flap before sculpting and reshaping the cornea with a laser. They then reposition your corneal flap and let it heal naturally. LASIK eye surgery can safely and effectively treat vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

Am I a Candidate for LASIK?

While LASIK is a safe and effective procedure for many people, you must meet some requirements before undergoing surgery. Your candidacy for LASIK eye surgery depends on several factors, including your age, eye health, corneal thickness, and prescription stability. These can influence the safety and effectiveness of your procedure. Your ophthalmologist can assess your eye health and unique situation to determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK.

Does LASIK Hurt?

Patients report little to no pain during LASIK eye surgery. Your ophthalmologist uses numbing eye drops before surgery to prevent pain and discomfort. You may experience minor pressure from the device used to create the corneal flap, but patients rarely feel discomfort. You may have temporary blurry vision and scratchy or dry eyes after LASIK, but these symptoms typically resolve within a few days.

When Can I See After LASIK Surgery?

Most patients experience improved vision shortly after LASIK, although healing and vision clarity continue to progress over the next few days. Your vision should be good enough to pass a driver’s license exam 24 hours after eye surgery. Your eyes should function comfortably without glasses or contacts within one to two weeks.

How Long Do LASIK Results Last?

One of the primary advantages of LASIK surgery is the long-lasting nature of the results. Your improved vision from LASIK can last for many years, potentially over a decade or more for some patients. Most patients still experience 20/40 vision or better a decade after LASIK surgery. Some patients gain permanent vision correction that lasts a lifetime after this procedure.

Schedule a LASIK Consultation With Your Ophthalmologist Near You at Seeta Eye Centers

If you want to experience vision correction without using glasses or contacts, contact Seeta Eye Centers in Poughkeepsie and Yorktown Heights, NY, today. Our eye surgeon can determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK surgery and perform the procedure to improve your eyesight. Call us and schedule an appointment today at our Poughkeepsie office at (845) 454-1025 or our Yorktown Heights office at (845) 440-1175.

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