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The Answers to Your LASIK and PRK Surgery Questions

What is laser vision correction?
Laser vision correction is a surgical procedure designed to correct vision problems for patients that are nearsighted, farsighted or have an astigmatism. The two most common types of laser vision correction are LASIK and PRK.
Is LASIK safe? Is PRK surgery safe?
The FDA approved LASIK and PRK processes are a proven, safe and effective way of correcting vision. Refer to the FDA website for detailed information on LASIK and PRK. There are no known cases of blindness from LASIK or PRK.
Is LASIK or PRK painful?
LASIK and PRK are not painful procedures. Eye drops that numb the eyes are given before, during and after the procedure. There is a sensation of pressure during the 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. This recovery period for the PRK procedure may last slightly longer. PRK patients experience a little more discomfort after the procedure as the procedure creates an intentional abrasion. A clear bandage contact lens and soothing eye drops along with oral medication makes the recovery process for PRK easier and more comfortable.
How long does a LASIK or PRK procedure take?
For either LASIK or PRK, 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 surgeon.
Am I awake during LASIK or PRK?
Yes, you will remain awake during LASIK and will be offered Valium or a similar sedative. The reason why you need to remain awake during LASIK or PRK is so that you can follow fixation instructions from your surgeon.
Has LASIK technology changed over the years?
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. Laser created flaps (bladeless LASIK) combined with wave front technology has brought safety and outcomes to a new level in the laser vision correction industry. As you research Cleveland LASIK surgeons, know that LASIK Vision Centers of Cleveland only performs custom bladeless LASIK procedures.
How do I know if I am a candidate for LASIK surgery?
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 procedure by providing your pre-operative and post-operative exams. During your visit to LASIK Vision Centers of Cleveland, we will evaluate your eyes with precise optical equipment discuss treatment options with you.

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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!"

Jessica Bocian

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

Jessica McHugh

"My experience at LVC was wonderful! Every staff member was wonderful, nice and kind, and they all made the LASIK experience smooth and comfortable. I am so happy with my new vision thanks to Dr. Eippert and LVC!"

Samantha Arotzarena

"I was referred to LVC by my eye doctor and I am so glad he is partnered up with this amazing team. Everyone in rhos.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 at 7pm 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!"

Terry Stebbins

"My expereince with Lasik Vision Centers of Cleveland was amazing! They did a great job of keeping me informed before, during and after the procedure. The doctor even called me that evening after the procedure to check on me and make sure I was doing well. I can now see my clock when I wake up in the morning. I'm thrilled with the results and would highly reccommend LVC of Cleveland."

Lynne Joiner

"I had my Lasik eye surgery done last Friday. The staff was friendly and helpful. Dr Eippert and the staff made me feel comfortable and at ease. My procedure was quick and I didn't feel any pain or discomfort. I was given aftercare instructions which I followed exactly. I'm glad I had this procedure. Absolutely nothing to be worried about. Thanks Lasik Vision Centers of Cleveland."