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The Answers to Your LASIK Surgery Questions

Are you considering or preparing for a LASIK procedure? Our expert team has compiled the questions we hear most frequently from our patients in Cleveland. We hope you find the information you’re seeking about laser eye surgery, but if not, feel free to reach out to our team.

Q: What is laser vision correction?

A: Laser vision correction is a surgical procedure designed to correct common vision problems for patients that are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism. The two most common types of laser vision correction are LASIK and PRK. LASIK, which stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, permanently changes the shape of the cornea using laser technology.

 

Q: Is LASIK safe?

A: The FDA-approved LASIK process is a proven, safe, and effective way of correcting vision. Refer to the FDA website for detailed information on LASIK. There are no known cases of blindness from LASIK.

 

Q: Is LASIK painful?

A: You may be wondering if LASIK will hurt. Laser eye surgery is not painful. Anesthetic eye drops that numb the eyes are given before, during, and after the procedure. There is a sensation of pressure during LASIK surgery when the flap is created in the cornea, but it is not uncomfortable. After LASIK surgery, there is some mild discomfort that lasts a day or two.

 

Q: How long does LASIK surgery take?

A: For LASIK, you can expect to be at the LASIK clinic usually one to two hours. The total time in the surgery suite is about ten to fifteen minutes and the actual laser time is less than one minute per eye. Most of the visit is preparation and discussion with your LASIK surgeon.

 

Q: Am I awake during LASIK?

A: Yes, you will remain awake during LASIK and keep your eyes open during LASIK. You will also be offered Valium or a similar sedative. The reason why you need to remain awake during LASIK is so that you can follow fixation instructions from your surgeon.

 

Q: Has LASIK technology changed over the years?

A: Laser vision correction has evolved over the past two decades, and that is reflected in the advanced LASIK technology utilized by LASIK Vision Centers of Cleveland. We can perform both wavefront-optimized LASIK as well as Contoura™ Vision, which uses advanced corneal mapping technology to deliver a highly customized LASIK surgery.

 

Q: How do I know if I am a candidate for LASIK surgery?

A: The first place to start is with your own eye doctor. He or she can give you an idea of whether you are a good candidate for laser vision correction and even co-manage your surgery by providing your pre-operative and post-operative exams. During your initial visit to LASIK Vision Centers of Cleveland, we will evaluate your eyes with precise optical equipment and discuss treatment options with you.

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We are here to answer any additional questions you may have about LASIK surgery, the difference between our wavefront-optimized and Contoura  surgery, and how to determine whether LASIK is the right course of vision correction for you. Reach out to our team at any time or, if you feel ready, schedule your initial consultation at our vision center in Independence.

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About Lasik Vision Centers of Cleveland

Erika Lauren MTV's Real World

"Fifteen years of wearing glasses and being frustrated with contacts was resolved in less than 15 minutes when I had painless LASIK eye surgery. Dr. Eippert took excellent care of me, and I am proud to say that my four eyes are now two healthy eyes with perfect 20/20 vision! I can't thank you enough for giving me clear vision--it's truly a life-changing experience!"

Kenneth Jordan Google Local Guide

"Everything went extremely well. They are very thorough about everything from beginning to end. I wish I would have done this a long time ago. I couldn't be happier. Quick, easy, fairly fast recovery. I was able to see perfect within 24 hours."

Matt Fetter

"I had my LASIK surgery a few days ago, and I definitely wish I had committed to doing it years ago. From start to finish, the doctors and staff at LVC were fantastic. They answered all of my questions and really put my mind at ease about the procedure. I am now seeing 20/20 (actually, 20/15 in one eye) and it’s fantastic."

Jessica Bocian

"LVC is amazing. The customer service they provide is wonderful and I highly recommend them to anyone in need of Lasik."

Samantha Arotzarena

"I was referred to LVC by my eye doctor, and I am so glad he partnered with this amazing team. Everyone in the office is extremely helpful and very caring. Dr. Eippert is an amazing surgeon and is very clear on what he needs from you as a patient. He took the time to call me after my surgery to make sure I was still doing ok. LVC has top-of-the-line equipment which makes for an easy and painless surgery. I have recommended LVC to all my friends and relatives looking to get Lasik. I would not go anywhere else!"

Dagmar de Lange

"Best thing I ever did! I just did my one week follow-up appointment after LASIK last week and I have 20/20 vision! Dr. Eippert and his team made this whole experience so comfortable and easy. Dr. Eippert even called me the evening after the surgery to make sure I felt fine. I highly recommend Lasik Vision Centers of Cleveland!"