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Is it painful ?

Laser vision correction is mostly pain free but this does not mean you will not feel anything. The most common sensations are pressure around the eye and a cold sensation when fluid is used to clean the eye. During lasik, your vision will go away for about 30 seconds or so. I usually ask patients ahead of time whether they would like to be told about what is going on. Many prefer not to know anything !

After lasik, you may feel some stinging and foreign body sensation for few hours. It is very comfortable the next morning. For lasek (and prk – epilasik), you may experience some discomfort for few days after the procedure. About 2 out of 10 of patients will experience frank pain. This is why we give all lasek patients oral pain killers to keep them comfortable in the first few days.

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