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The Answers to Your LASIK Surgery Questions

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: LASIK is not a painful surgery. 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 office.

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See What Cleveland Is Saying

About Lasik Vision Centers of Cleveland

Alan Cox Radio Personality

"I had always been near-sighted and I was tired of straining to focus, even while wearing my glasses. After LASIK, there’s no more squinting, no more glasses, and no side-effects at all. I owe all of my near-superhero visual abilities to Dr. Eippert."

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 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!"

Terry Stebbins

"My experience with Lasik Vision Centers of Cleveland was amazing! They did a great job of keeping me informed before, during, and after the surgery. The doctor even called me that evening after the surgery 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 recommend 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 surgery 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 surgery. Absolutely nothing to be worried about. Thanks Lasik Vision Centers of Cleveland."