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LASIK FAQ

Does LASIK hurt?

LASIK is usually not painful. During the course of the LASIK surgery you may feel a pressure sensation as well as cool water flowing over your eyes. Immediately after the LASIK procedure, your eyes may feel watery and irritated.

How many days of work will I need to miss?

This may depend on the type of work that you do. Most patients are able to return to work the day after surgery.

Will both eyes undergo surgery on the same day?

We typically perform LASIK on both eyes on your surgery day.

Is LASIK safe?

The LASIK procedure has been safely performed on millions of patients since its FDA approval in the 90’s. Nonetheless, there are risks associated with any type of eye surgery. Dr. Pathak will discuss the safety profile of LASIK at great length during your LASIK consultation.

Does LASIK cause any side effects?

Having dry eyes is the most common side effect associated with LASIK. This dryness is usually successfully with the use of lubricating eye drops. In addition, this dryness tends to resolve over four to six weeks.