Are you curious about what happens during LASIK eye surgery? Here’s an insight into what your journey to better vision will look like.
The Day of Your LASIK Surgery
10 days before surgery, please stop any use of contact lenses.
On the day of your procedure, you will meet with the coordinator to go over your final payment and post-operative instructions. You will also sign the consent forms. LASIK surgery usually takes 10-15 minutes for both eyes.
We will offer you a Valium® to help keep you calm during the procedure. Dr. Kelly will perform a brief exam of your eyes, and then you’ll be brought to our Laser Suite. Anesthetic eyedrops will be administered to keep you as comfortable as possible during the surgery. In addition, an eyelid holder will be placed to keep you from blinking.
At this time, a small suction ring will be placed on your eye. Dr. Kelly will use a concentrated laser beam to create a thin flap on the outer part of your cornea, which works by creating microscopic bubbles in the cornea. The flap is then lifted — much like a page in a book. A second laser will be used to sculpt the middle layer of the cornea. The flap is then placed back down.
Special eyedrops will then be administered and the eyelid holder will be removed. This same process will then be repeated on the other eye.