Are You Awake During LASIK?
A common concern among potential LASIK patients is whether they will be awake during the procedure. Yes—patients are awake during LASIK. However, there is no need to worry if you accidentally blink or move your eyes during the surgery. Thanks to advanced LASIK technologies in Hollywood, your eyes will remain comfortably steady as Dr. Bosem provides the vision correction results you need to see as clearly as possible.
Before the procedure begins, you will be given anesthetic
eye drops that numb the eyes. This will help reduce discomfort during the
operation. Then, they’ll use an instrument that will keep your eyes open, so
you do not have to worry about blinking throughout the procedure.
Many patients fear that being awake means that they will
feel everything that is happening and that makes them squeamish when they think
about eye surgery. Rest assured that you will feel nothing more than a light
pressure on your eye if you feel anything at all. In addition to the numbing
eye drops, you will be given a mild oral sedation so although awake, you will
On average, LASIK will take less than 10 minutes for each
eye. The actual time the lasers are in contact with each eye is merely seconds.
Still, the idea of being awake while something is touching the most sensitive
part of your body is unnerving for many. So much so, in fact, that many people
avoid LASIK surgery for this very reason.
The good news is that with advanced LASIK technologies and
lasers, patients can expect to experience a quick and easy procedure and
outstanding vision correction results, even when they are awake during LASIK.
To learn more about the LASIK procedure and how we can help you see as clearly as possible, schedule a free LASIK consultation with Dr. Bosem by contacting Correct Vision Laser Institute at 954-442-1133 or correctvision.com.