FAQs -LASIK

 

Q: Is LASIK painful?
A: LASIK is virtually painless. When you have LASIK at our state-of-the-art office in Las Vegas, your eyes are numbed with anesthetic eye drops before your procedure. Your eyes will remain numb throughout the treatment. Some patients may experience mild discomfort after the procedure, but it is temporary and can be treated with an over-the-counter medicine, such as Tylenol. Generally, any discomfort, including burning, gritty, or foreign body sensations go away extremely quickly following the procedure, if they occur at all.

Q: Are there risks with LASIK?
A: With any surgical procedure, there are associated risks. The range of complications for LASIK laser vision correction spans minor complications (such as lengthened recovery time) to potentially major complications like infections in or near the eye. One minor complication that patients may be particularly susceptible to here in Las Vegas is dry eye disease following surgery. All of these risks will be discussed at your initial exam. With the skilled surgeons and advanced technology at Wellish Vision Institute, these risks are significantly diminished. In skillful, experienced hands, LASIK is a safe and effective procedure.

Q: When can I resume my normal activities?
A: Most people who have LASIK return to work the very next day. Most normal activities can be resumed the day after LASIK. However, you should check with your doctor before resuming swimming or sports that run the risk of something coming in contact with your eye, such as tennis or racquetball.

Q: Why shouldn’t I go to one of those discount LASIK places?
A: The simple answer is that you get what you pay for. Discount LASIK places lower their costs by cutting back on patient care, surgeon experience and technology.During a certain sitcom,  the husband takes his wife to “Laser Village” for her LASIK procedure in an effort to save money for her birthday present. Her vision becomes blurry, and it remains blurry until he takes her to a more reputable practice and gets it fixed. Although we recognize the humor, there’s one major problem with this: LASIK is irreversible. If your procedure doesn’t turn out right the first time, then it might not be capable of being fixed. LASIK is something you’ll likely only have done once, so have it done right!

Q: Will I need glasses or contacts after LASIK?
A: For most patients, the answer is no!Most patients no longer need glasses after having All-Laser LASIK. With our technology, 98% of patients see 20/20 or better after surgery, with 70% achieving results better than 20/20. If your vision was extremely bad from the start, then you might be part of that 2% who will still need glasses for certain things.