Is LASIK vision correction safe?
As with all surgical procedures, there are risks involved. In the hands of a highly trained, experienced surgeon using the most advanced technology, LASIK is a very safe procedure. Loden Vision Centers is pleased to offer our patients state-of-the-art VISX Star S4 technology, the IntraLase iFS™ laser, and CustomVue™ as part of the advanced all-laser LASIK procedure.
Which is more important, the surgeon or the technology?
Both are important. However, experts in the LASIK industry have agreed for years – LASIK is 90% surgeon and 10% technology.2 Before operating, a LASIK surgeon makes more than dozens of decisions for EACH EYE. Because our surgeons are LASIK Specialist, they insist on having technologies that enable them to perform personalized correction for each individual’s eyes.
Does LASIK vision correction hurt?
No. At Loden Vision Centers, you will be very comfortable during LASIK as there is no pain during this advanced vision correction procedure. We will numb your eyes with drops prior to the procedure and give you medication to help you relax, if you desire. After the procedure, most people report a slight irritation for a few hours, similar to having an eyelash in the eye. After the procedure, we will send you home to take a nap and then see you in our office the next day for your first postoperative visit.
How long does LASIK vision correction take?
LASIK is a state-of-the-art procedure, which requires minimal time for the patient. The actual vision correction procedure lasts under 10 minutes per eye. You are awake and comfortable during this brief outpatient procedure. Most of our patients enjoy great improvement in their vision and are able to return to work and most other activities the very next day!
How soon can I get back to my normal activities?
Choosing to have LASIK won’t put your life on hold. Most of our patients see 20/20 and resume their normal daily activities, like driving, going to work, reading, working on the computer, and watching TV, the very next day.