How long does the procedure take? Actual LASER time is proportionate to the intended correction and is usually between 20-50 seconds for most patients. However, including preparatory time, the duration will be 10-15 minutes. Post-surgery you may require rest for about 2 hours before discharge.
How safe is LASIK? US-FDA has approved LASIK as a safe and effective procedure. Scientific military studies document that astronauts, Navy SEALS and pilots have had the procedure. Dramatic advancement in LASIK technology, over the last decade, has made the procedure safer and more accurate.
What is the right age to have LASIK laser vision correction? There is no strict age requirement. However, most individuals by the age of 20-21 have reached a point at which their glass prescription will remain relatively stable. The key to being a good candidate is that your glass and /or contact lens prescription should be relatively stable.
How does LASIK work? Cornea is reshaped to correct a wide range of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The effects of the LASER are permanent.
What are the benefits of LASIK? After having LASIK surgery, most patients enjoy very clear natural vision. Among other things, this allows them to enjoy a much more active lifestyle and pursue activities that glasses and contacts may have once limited them in.
Dr Pallavi, JoshiSankara Eye Hospital