What To Expect Before And After LASIK Eye Surgery

What To Expect Before And After LASIK Eye Surgery

Most people who are considering LASIK eye surgery in Miami aren’t completely sure of what to expect before and after the surgery.  When opting for this surgery, as with any other procedures, educating yourself on what to expect will be your best defense to avoiding any surprises.

Before the operation, the surgeon will prepare you for surgery but will not put you under general anesthesia.  Instead, you will be awake during the entire process.  Eye drops will be used to anesthetize your eyes and no other sedation will be required.   However, you can take an oral tranquilizer if you so desire.  Your lashes and eyelids will be carefully cleaned to avoid any risk of infection and surgical tape will be used as a way to keep the lashes out of the surgeon’s way.

What To Expect Immediately After LASIK Eye Surgery

Patients need to keep in mind that immediately after LASIK eye surgery, your eyesight will be blurry.  Normal symptoms for the first six hours after the surgery include:

  • Light sensitivity,
  • Blurred vision,
  • Tearing and
  • Eye irritation similar to the sensation of having an eyelash trapped between the lid and the eye.

Anyone who has undergone LASIK eye surgery should refrain from driving until they feel more comfortable with their change in vision and the time it will take to return to work will depend in large part on the patient and the type of work they do.  Many patients are able to return to work within days of the surgery.

At The Laser Center of Coral Gables, our expert surgeon will guide you through the entire procedure and answer any questions that you may have.  Enjoy the benefit of partnering with a center that offers top expertise and the latest technology to help you see better for life.  Contact the Laser Center of Coral Gables to learn more about LASIK eye surgery in Miami and how it will change your life for the better.

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