Overcoming Your Anxiety of Refractive Surgery

A few of your friends have raved about their new and improved vision from their recent Orlando LASIK treatment at Magruder Laser Vision. You, however, have remained a little doubtful about this procedure, which is completely normal. In order to overcome your fear of the unknown, it’s time to learn the facts about this safe and fast procedure. Here are some frequently asked questions:

Will I be awake during the procedure?

Yes. Your eye will be dilated and your eyelids will be held open throughout the procedure. However, there will be a short period of time during the procedure in which the eye cannot see. This period lasts for about 10 seconds. When vision returns, your vision will be vastly improved.

How much pain will I be in?

A mild sedative and numbing drops will be put in the eyes before the procedure to alleviate any pain at the time of the treatment. Pressure may be evident, but minimal to no painful sensations.

Does the laser hurt my vision in any way?

The laser is in contact with the surface of the eye for approximately 10-15 seconds, which causes no damage.

What if I blink or move my eye during the procedure?

The latest technology for LASIK contains an eye-tracking system that follows your eye’s movement; when your eye moves in one direction or another, the laser will follow precisely. Additionally, the numbing drops and muscle relaxers given before the procedure alleviate much of the eye’s movement. Blinking is not possible since the eyelids are held open with gentle pressure from specially designed eyelid-holder.

Because modern LASIK is computer-driven, this means that human error is greatly reduced. Complications from LASIK surgery are quite rare, and nearly all patients recognize an improvement in vision after their LASIK procedure. Contact the Orlando LASIK specialists at Magruder Laser Vision for a free consultation with our dedicated staff by calling 407-843-5665. Doc Brock and his staff will discuss the LASIK procedure in detail with you and answer any additional questions at that time.