If you are tired of wearing glasses or contacts, LASIK surgery may be the solution for you. LASIK is a safe surgical procedure that has been done by millions of people struggling with vision issues. One of the questions people who decide to undergo the procedure often ask is – Does LASIK require a long recovery.
What exactly is LASIK?
LASIK is a vision correction procedure that is used to treat refractive errors in the eye- nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
LASIK is an outpatient procedure that takes less than a minute to perform. During the procedure the ophthalmologist creates a corneal flap, which is folded back so that a laser can be used to reshape the cornea. The flap is then put back in place and the eye heals naturally, without any need for stitches.
LASIK surgery is not painful, but at the start of the procedure patients are given anesthetic eye drops to ensure that they remain comfortable during the procedure.
Does LASIK Require a Long Recovery?
Recovery after LASIK surgery is minimal, as most patients are able to resume normal activities the day after surgery.Patients may notice some eye sensitivity and irritation after LASIK surgery, but this usually goes away within a day or two. Most patients experience some improvement in vision immediately after surgery, but it may take up to6-8 hours to settlein some cases (click here to learn more).
Are you interested in LASIK vision correction surgery? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the greater Washington DC area, New View Eye Center, Reston, VA is our featured practice.
Contact New View Eye Center today for an evaluation to find out if you would be a good candidate for LASIK.
You can reach them at www.newviewlasereye.com, or by calling 703 834 9777.