Frequently Asked Questions
The results of Lasik are absolutely amazing. 99% of the individuals who undergo the Lasik procedure do not have to wear glasses or contact lenses. As the eye is a biological organ, we have to keep in mind that we can correct upto an accuracy of 0.50 Diopt. But this small no. does not need spectacles.
The FDA recognizes LASIK as proven, safe and effective. According to guidelines recently released by the Eye Surgery Education Council (ESEC), fewer than 1% of patients who have received LASIK to date have experienced serious, vision threatening problems. With modern instruments the complication rate is negligible. Even if they occur they can be treated successfully. There are no known cases of blindness resulting from LASIK.
It is a painless procedure, however some people experience 4–6 hours of mild irritation afterwards.
The laser treatment on the Allegretto Wavelight takes less than 30 seconds, while the entire procedure takes around 10–15 minutes.
People can return to work within 1-3 days following LASIK. Excluding the day of the surgery, one can begin driving as soon as they see well enough. Women can start wearing makeup within 2-3 days of treatment.
There are no serious side effects. However there are some minor side effects as follows:
Mild discomfort, scratchiness on the 1st day.
Small pink or red patches for 2-3 days.
Mild dryness of the eye for 2-3 weeks.
All these can be treated successfully with eye drops.
The effect of the LASIK procedure is permanent. However, a person’s vision may change naturally with the ageing process. Also LASIK does not prevent presbyopia which is the normal need for all individuals to wear reading glasses after the age of 40 yrs.
Yes, you can definitely wear coloured contact lenses after 3 weeks.