Please stop the use of contacts 10 days before your LASIK eye surgery appointment in NYC. On the day of your procedure, you will arrive at the laser suite in our office and meet with your coordinator to go over your final payment and post-operative instructions. You will also sign consent forms. We will provide a Valium® to calm you if you prefer. Dr. Kelly will perform a brief exam of your eyes, and then you will be brought to our Laser Suite. Anesthetic eyedrops will be applied, as well as an eyelid holder device to keep you from blinking. You may feel some pressure during the surgery.
A small suction ring will be placed on the eye, and a laser will be used to create a thin flap on the outer part of the cornea. It does this by creating microscopic bubbles in the cornea. The LASIK flap is then lifted like a page in a book. A second laser is used to sculpt the middle layer of the cornea, and then the flap is placed back down. Once this has been completed, special eyedrops are administered and the eyelid holder is removed. The same procedure will be performed on the other eye. The entire LASIK eye surgery procedure typically takes 10-15 minutes for both eyes.