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Common Questions - Opti-LASIK Eye Surgery

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Is LASIK safe?

With the provided technology, LASIK is extremely mature and safe.  Up to date, approximately 32 million patients have undergone LASIK eye surgery, making it the most common elective vision procedure.  By choosing the right doctor, who uses the best technology available, you can expect a great experience, and greater results.

Is LASIK painful?

The procedure is painless.  Your eyes will be numbed with eye drop anesthesia before, and throughout the entire process to prevent you from feeling any pain or discomfort.  During the evening of the procedure you may experience some dryness, watery eyes, or light sensitivity.  This is normal.

What happens during the pre-LASIK examination?

The purpose of pre-testing is to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for the procedure.  During your pre-LASIK exam, you will go through a series of tests to make sure your eyes are in good health.  We will check for your exact prescription both manually, and also by computerized laser.  Dr. Gwynn will evaluate the outcomes for each test, and give you a full dilated eye exam to further evaluate the health of your eyes, and determine whether or not you will benefit from LASIK surgery.

How do I find out more about LASIK?

Once we determine that your eyes are in good health and you are a good candidate for LASIK, you will be able to sit down with a Patient Counselor who will spend one on one time with you to fully educate you about the entire process, and exactly what it entails.  Your counselor will be able to address all of your questions and concerns regarding the procedure.

How soon can I go back to work or school?

Though you will need a ride home after your procedure, as well as a 3-5 hour nap, you are back to driving, reading, work, and daily activities starting the very next morning.  There are a few strenuous activities such as extreme sports, swimming underwater, (etc), you may have to be careful of for the first week or two after your procedure.

Additional Questions?

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.  We’re here to help!
(949) 364-0225