I have performed LASIK for 16 years and have been a serious student of refractive surgery for all of those years.
I will outline exactly what LASIK eye surgery may feel like. There are some that feel parts more while others notice less. I will break the procedure into three parts: The Flap creation and the eye laser procedure.
You are asked to look at the green flashing light and then a small eyelid holder is placed on the right eye so that you wouldn’t blink during the procedure. A small suction device is touched to the white part of the eye, the green light disappears and it all goes dark. Again, it is painless.
You may hear the vacuum pump whirl and some patients feel a deep pressure while the suction is on while 90% don’t feel it at all.
Thirty seconds later the suction is turned off and vision instantly returns with the green blinking light.
Now for the actual LASIK details of the eye laser procedure. As soon as the beautiful corneal flap we’d just created is lifted, the vision gets blurry again. It does. You are asked to stare at the green light located just above. This “fixation” light is much blurrier than you would anticipate. It maybe a large smeared blob, so just stare at the center of the blob.
You can hear the gentle tap, tap, tap of the laser start. It was only on for about 30 seconds.
The flap is then replaced in its natural position and left to heal for two minutes. The eye remains completely numb and you have no sensation during the entire procedure.
At the end of the two minutes a few eye drops are placed on the eye. Moisture drops instantly make your vision clearer.
The same eye laser procedure is repeated on your left eye.
We individualize your laser day to meet your specific needs so that your experience should be as simple and easy as was mine.