Frequently Asked Questions about LASIK
Does LASIK hurt?
LASIK is not painful. Whether you choose conventional LASIK or bladeless custom LASIK, your eyes are numbed prior to treatment and special drops are provided afterward to prevent any discomfort or pain. Some patients have described feeling slight pressure during surgery, but it should not be painful.
How much does LASIK cost?
The exact cost of LASIK depends on certain factors, such as the specific procedure and technology used. Brooklyn LASIK surgeon Dr. Khosrof can provide detailed pricing information during consultation when he has a clearer idea of your needs.
Special pricing is available for members of the military and police.
What is the recovery from LASIK like?
The LASIK recovery process is typically short and free of complications. For the rest of the day after surgery, patients are encouraged to rest and sleep. Many notice markedly improved vision when they wake up the next day. Patients generally can drive and return to work within a day or two of surgery.
Does LASIK fix astigmatism?
Yes, LASIK can correct most cases of astigmatism. Astigmatism is a refractive error in which the cornea has an asymmetrical shape (think of a football, as opposed to a baseball). The lasers used in surgery can reshape the cornea to improve its symmetry for clearer vision.
Can I have LASIK if I am pregnant?
If you are currently pregnant or nursing, you must delay your LASIK procedure. The shape of your cornea can change due to hormones, causing temporary changes in your vision. Also, pregnancy often causes dry eye — a condition that must be resolved before having LASIK surgery. Finally, certain medications that are prescribed after surgery to speed up recovery might put the fetus or nursing baby at risk.
Can I have LASIK if I have cataracts?
LASIK is not advisable for people with cataracts; it won’t correct the vision loss caused by cataracts and it won’t eliminate the need for cataract surgery. The rare exceptions are cases of small congenital cataracts that do not significantly affect vision.
How does all-laser LASIK compare to conventional LASIK?
All-laser LASIK uses a laser to create the corneal flap instead of the mechanical instrument used in conventional LASIK. Although both types of procedures are safe and effective, all-laser LASIK eliminates the possibility of human error when making the flap; it also lowers some of the risks of flap-related complications.
How does custom LASIK compare to conventional LASIK?
Custom LASIK is tailored to the patient based on information — captured by specialized technology — about the eye’s unique imperfections. The information is used to calibrate the laser that performs treatment. In contrast, conventional LASIK is based on the patient’s visual prescription.
How long do LASIK results last?
LASIK outcomes are typically permanent, with no long-term complications. A very small number of patients may need an additional enhancement procedure.
Schedule a LASIK Consultation with Dr. Khosrof
To learn more about LASIK surgery in Brooklyn or to determine whether you’re a suitable candidate, please contact Leading Lasik Center New York to request a consultation. Call 718-630-1070 or fill out an online form today.
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