What is it like to get Lasik

If you’re considering getting Lasik, it’s essential to know that the procedure can be a game-changer. It can finally free you from the glasses and contacts you’ve always wanted.

But the decision isn’t just about whether or not you wish to see clearly; it’s also about whether or not this is right for your lifestyle and personality–and if so, what type of vision correction would best suit your needs?

What Would You Feel During Lasik Procedure?

LASIK is a painless procedure, but it still has some uncomfortable side effects. We’ve all heard some of the myths about LASIK and other laser eye surgeries, and we want to give you the scoop on what to expect after your procedure.

It’s common to ask what Lasik feels like.

Lasik is a safe and effective procedure. It’s also quick, with most patients being able to see immediately after the surgery.

So what does it feel like?

The truth is that many people have different experiences, and there are no hard-and-fast rules about what you will feel during Lasik surgery. Some say they felt nothing at all; others describe their eyes as feeling like sandpaper or having a slight itchiness (which usually goes away within 24 hours).

The good news is that many people describe the procedure itself as painless.

Many people describe the procedure as painless, though some report feeling mild pressure or burning. If you’re one of the unlucky few who experience discomfort during surgery, your doctor can give you an injection of numbing medicine to help ease any pain.

Doctors give patients a numbing agent before the procedure begins.

As you’re prepped for surgery, the doctor will numb your eye with a numbing agent. Some people don’t need anesthesia; others may require local or general anesthesia (the latter being more common). If you need a combination of both drugs, they’ll use an injection around your eye to numb it before applying any other medication directly into each eyeball.

The numbing agent may be in the eye or injected into the surrounding skin. This can produce different sensations depending on which type is used: if you feel pressure while they’re putting drops in and then nothing afterward–or vice versa–then this is probably what happened.

Discomfort tends to come after the procedure.

After the procedure, you may experience discomfort. This is usually due to dryness and inflammation of the cornea. To help with this, eye drops (tears) are given to promote healing, which can cause some patients to feel mild burning or stinging sensations in their eyes.

Some people experience more severe side effects like redness and swelling around their eyelids. These symptoms usually go away within 24 hours after surgery.

If you have any questions about what might happen during your procedure or how recovery works for you specifically, talk with your doctor about them before going through them.

Why Should You Get Lasik?

You know what it’s like to have the wrong pair of glasses. They may slip down your nose when you’re trying to read or get smudged with every breath. Perhaps they don’t even fit right and leave you squinting awkwardly as you struggle to focus on anything more than five feet away from your face.

It doesn’t matter if the frames are cheap or expensive—if your glasses make a terrible first impression because of how uncomfortable or annoying they are, they might be worse than no glasses. Now imagine getting rid of those problems forever.

Seeing better.

No more glasses or contacts, no more eye drops and dry eyes. You’ll also be able to wake up in the morning and know that your vision will be clear for the rest of the day–no more blurry mornings.

Less maintenance.

You won’t have to worry about glasses or contacts anymore. You’ll be able to wake up in the morning, look at yourself in the mirror, and be happy with what you see. Your eyesight will be clear and crisp all day long–even if you’re outside on a bright sunny day or inside under dim lighting conditions.

You don’t have to worry about cleaning your eyes anymore, either! Lasik surgery removes corneal cells that usually protect against infection by bacteria or viruses but can also trap dirt and dust particles when they enter the eye through tears caused by blinking or windy conditions outdoors (such as walking through an open field).

These dead cells are then replaced with healthy ones from donor tissue taken from elsewhere in your body during laser treatment so that when they heal after surgery, there aren’t any problems with infection control again–and no more having trouble getting off those stubborn eyelashes too close together above each eye.

Lower risk of eye infections.

When you get Lasik, your eyes are treated with a laser that reshapes the cornea. This is done to improve vision without wearing glasses or contact lenses. The procedure can help people who need to wear glasses because of nearsightedness or farsightedness. Still, it’s also beneficial for those with astigmatism (a condition where the curvature of your eye makes it difficult to focus).

It’s important to note that not everyone is a good candidate for this procedure–it depends on factors like age, health history and lifestyle choices.

For example: if you’re older than 40 years old; have diabetes; smoke cigarettes; drink alcohol excessively; spend long periods in dry climates (like deserts); or do manual labor outdoors all day long, then there may be additional risks associated with getting LASIK surgery done on your eyes

Less expense.

Lasik is a one-time procedure with no need for glasses or contacts. After the surgery, you won’t have to worry about eye drops or other medications. You will also save money on contact lenses and glasses because they aren’t necessary.

Easier trips.

One of the most significant benefits of Lasik is that you no longer have to pack extra glasses for travel. This can be a massive relief if you’re like me and like to travel light or if you worry about losing a contact lens while on the road.

The other thing I love about Lasik is that it makes life easier in general because there’s no more worrying about having my eyes checked yearly by an optometrist or buying new contacts every month.

Conclusion

Lasik is an exciting procedure with many benefits. It’s common to have discomfort after Lasik, but it’s usually temporary and easy to manage. If you’re considering this procedure for yourself or a loved one, make sure that your doctor has extensive experience with Lasik and has seen patients go through the entire process before making any decisions about surgery.

Mountain West Eyecare is the best place to get Lasik services in Las Vegas. Whether you’re looking for a one-time treatment or are interested in getting laser vision correction regularly, our team of experts will help you make the right decision.

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