Three steps to 20/20 Vision
- The first step of the LASIK procedure is the creation of the cornea flap – a thin segment of the outer layer of the cornea.
- Next, the flap is lifted and a laser is used to re-shape the underlying corneal tissue to correct any irregularities.
- Finally the flap is folded back into place where it bonds quickly. Healing is rapid and most people completely return to normal the very next day.
LASIK takes only minutes per eye. You can expect to feel little to no pain throughout the entire procedure. Some people sense just the slightest sensation of pressure. Inserting or removing contact lenses or just rubbing eyes that are tired from wearing glasses can produce more discomfort than a LASIK procedure.
You can expect to start seeing better right away. However, your eyes will need to rest while the healing process takes over. After the procedure, you’ll be asked to go home and relax or take a nap. After a good night’s sleep, you can expect to wake to your first morning without lenses. One of our patients’ most frequent comments after LASIK surgery is that they can see the alarm clock for the first time without the need for glasses.
The freedom to swim, hike, travel and work without the inconveniences of glasses or contacts is yours to enjoy – this is just the start of life after LASIK.
Considering LASIK in Orange County? First you need to know if you are a candidate. Give us a call today to schedule your Free LASIK Consultation.