LASIK FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions, we have answers. Feel rest-assured in your choice for having LASIK with some of the most experienced surgeons in the area.

Who is a Candidate?

Potential candidates are 21 years of age, have stable vision for 12 months or longer, have healthy eyes, and have realistic expectations.

Will I still need glasses after LASIK?

Most patients don’t need glasses for their daily activities. Due to the normal aging process of the eye, patients who are over the age of 40 will need to wear reading glasses. Qualified patients may opt for monovision LASIK, which can lessen dependence on reading glasses for patients who are interested. You will speak with our counselor at your consultation to determine what’s right for you.

Does LASIK Hurt?

Your eyes will be numbed with eye drops prior to the procedure, and you will be given a mild sedative to relax you. Some patients do experience mild discomfort during the first 12-24 hours, but this is typically just a minor scratchy sensation.

When Can I return to my Normal Activities?

You can return to most of your usual activities, like working, driving, and exercising 1 day after surgery. Swimming should be delayed for three weeks while other contact sports should be delayed for one week.