The top 5 laser eye surgery questions and answers are:
Laser Eye Surgery Questions
Q. Does It Hurt?
A. No pain is felt as anaesthetic drops are used to numb the eye.
Q. Can I Go Blind?
A. No patient at AVC has ever gone blind. The chances of going blind are extremely rare and with our comprehensive aftercare it would be impossible.
Q. Can You Guarantee 20/20 Vision?
A. As with any surgery there are no 100% guarantees. There are many variables, the main being corneal healing. We are able to achieve the same vision as obtained with the use of visual aids and if you have 20/20 vision with glasses or contact lenses, then we will give you a percentage chance of achieving it.
Q. When Will I Have Check Ups After Treatments?
A. This is dependent on the treatment:
Lasik: 1 Day, 1 Week, 6 Weeks, 3 Months, 6 Months and 12 Months
Lasek: 4 Days, 2 Weeks, 3 Months, 6 Months and 12 Months
Q. What Is The Recovery Time?
A. This depends on which laser treatment for which you are found suitable:
Lasik: 24 to 48 hours
Lasek: 4 to 5 days
To be able to return to normal life, it may take a little longer dependent on your hobbies and activities. The more physically excertive the activity, the longer you will have to wait. The longest you would have to refrain from certain activities would be 4 to 6 weeks for contact sports and skiing respectively.
At the first post-operative check, Dr Pillai will examine your eyes and tell you when you can start driving. It is usually between 3 to 5 days after treatment.
If you want to find out more about laser eye surgery then call our expert team on 0800 652 4878 or why not book your consultation today: