Important FAQ’s About LASIK Answered

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Saturday, November 30th, 2013


A LASIK surgery in Arizona has given promising results to many patients in correcting vision over the years, yet because of misinformation or the lack thereof, many uncertainties have clouded the minds of many potential patients. Granting the benefit that may be given by this procedure, including the restoration of a 20/20 vision, people should be aware of the surgery itself.

Does LASIK hurt?

Before the start of the operation, anesthesia is administered in the eye using numbing drops, so the procedure is usually painless. The patient may only feel a little pressure but not anything that can cause discomfort. After a day or two, the patient may feel a scratchy feeling in the eye.

How long will it take?

The procedure is usually performed in an outpatient department so it should only take less than 10 minutes, although the patient may be advised to stay in the center for a couple of hours after the procedure.

Will both eyes be corrected?

Both eyes can usually be corrected on one sitting. LASIK surgery has already been proven safe that most surgeons and patients allow both eyes to be corrected all at the same day. Getting them corrected together will restore vision faster and is also helpful in achieving balanced vision especially when patient is wearing glasses or contact lenses.

Who are good candidates for LASIK?

The patient should be at least 18 years old or older and should have been prescribed for at least a year before the surgery. He or she should also be free from any diseases of the retina and the cornea. The patient should be aware and willing to face possible risks and complications brought by the surgery. Furthermore, it would be helpful if the patient is in good physical health.

If you have more queries about LASIK surgery, Dr. Jung T. Dao and his team of corneal doctors will be able to answer them. Give us a call at 602-258-4321 today. 

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