What happens if you blink during LASIK?

Yes—patients are awake during LASIK. However, there is no need to worry if you accidentally blink or move your eyes during the surgery. Thanks to advanced LASIK technologies in Billings, your eyes will remain comfortably steady as our doctors provide the vision correction results you need to see as clearly as possible.
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Will I feel the need to blink during LASIK?

During the procedure, the eyelids are held open with a small medical device to prevent blinking. It is therefore impossible for you to close your eye or blink during the procedure. We keep the surface of your eye lubricated with drops, so your eye does not get dry, and you will not feel the need to blink.
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What happens if you look around during Laser Eye Surgery?

There is still an incredibly minor lag between the laser noticing your eye has moved and compensating for that movement. However, it is not enough to impact the treatment. All this goes to say that if you move, look the other way, or suddenly blink during Laser Eye Surgery, the procedure will not be affected.
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Can you blink hard after LASIK?

Make an effort to blink more

Blinking is a key part of how your eyes produce tears and deliver nutrients. If you notice that your eyes are dry after LASIK, it's time to blink more. This is especially crucial once you start reintroducing screens into your routine.
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Can you be asleep during LASIK?

LASIK surgery is so quick—it only takes a few minutes—that patients only need local anesthesia in the form of eye drops. These completely numb the eyes but you will be completely awake for the entire surgery.
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What If I blink during LASIK surgery?

Is LASIK painful?

Fortunately, LASIK eye surgery is not painful. Right before your procedure, your surgeon will place numbing eye drops into both of your eyes. While you may still feel a little bit of pressure during the procedure, you should not feel any pain.
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Does LASIK last forever?

It is a very persistent myth, people thinking that LASIK is not permanent and that it may only last a few years. The reality is, LASIK permanently corrects the vision prescription – your nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism – that you come in with to have the procedure.
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Does LASIK leave a scar?

LASIK would likely not eliminate the scar either since it creates a flap which is then replaced after the surgery. PRK could potentially treat the scar. In PRK, the corneal epithelium is removed and the underlying tissue is treated with a laser.
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How long should I sleep after LASIK?

Sleeping a minimum of 6 hours will help your corneas continue to heal. If you have insomnia, or “just don't need much sleep,” you should consult with your surgeon to discuss the best way to give your eyes the rest they need during the first couple of nights after your LASIK surgery.
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Does cornea grow back after LASIK?

Instead of making the corneal flap, the surgeon removes the epithelium, the outermost layer of the cornea. After surgery, the epithelial layer will grow back.
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What happens if I sneeze during LASIK?

If you sneeze, move or blink during the treatment, the laser tracks your eye over one thousand times per second and adjusts the laser to make certain the laser is applied to exactly the right place. So, there is no reason to worry if you sneeze during LASIK.
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Are eyes paralyzed during LASIK?

No, the laser has an advanced tracking device which follows your small eye movements during the surgery.
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Why does your vision go dark during LASIK?

If a laser keratome is used, the cornea is flattened with a clear plastic plate. Your vision will dim and you may feel the pressure and experience some discomfort during this part of the procedure.
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How can I stay calm during LASIK?

4 Tips To Calm Down Before LASIK
  1. Have an Honest Discussion with Your Doctor. The most important step in dealing with anxiety is knowledge. ...
  2. Practice Deep Breathing. Deep breathing is a wonderful stress-relieving technique for all kinds of situations. ...
  3. Listen to Music. ...
  4. Bring a Friend.
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How long after LASIK Can I see 20 20?

During a LASIK procedure, a laser is used to change the shape of one or both corneas to improve vision. According to the American Refractive Surgery Council, more than 90% of LASIK patients achieve 20/20 vision or better after 2 to 3 months of post-surgery recovery.
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Can you go blind from laser eye surgery?

Total blindness – where you have no light perception – caused by laser eye surgery is extremely rare. The American Refractive Surgery Council states that no one has ever gone completely blind from laser eye surgery, with “inadequate aftercare” being the direct cause of any laser eye surgery-induced blindness.
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Can I use phone after LASIK?

Since your eyes are still healing, they will be especially sensitive in the first 24 hours after the LASIK procedure. Because of this, it's recommended to wait at least 24 hours before using your phone, computer, tablet or watching TV.
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How long after LASIK can I shower?

LASIK Aftercare for Showering & Bathing

Dr. Mozayeni and Dr. Nunnery advise patients that it is okay to bathe or shower normally the day after your LASIK eye surgery. For the first week after your LASIK surgery, it's important to keep water, soap, hair care products and/or washing liquids away from the eye.
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How long is vision blurry after LASIK?

While you will see better the day after surgery, your vision may be a bit blurry or hazy immediately afterward. These temporary vision difficulties usually clear up after the first few weeks. However, it can take about 2 – 3 months before your vision fully stabilizes and your eyes completely heal.
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Can a doctor tell if you've had LASIK?

A: An eye doctor would be able to determine if someone has had laser eye surgery upon a comprehensive examination. You can't hide Lasik from everyone, but the average person is not likely to notice the change in the shape of the cornea or the location of the Lasik incision after the normal six month healing period.
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Does LASIK flap never fully heal?

MYTH: The corneal flap never heals.

Once the surgery is over, the flap is laid back into place to heal on its own. Some people believe that the flap never actually heals. However, this is not true. The flap starts to heal within one day of having the surgery.
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What is PRK vs LASIK?

Both LASIK and PRK use a laser to reshape the cornea, the clear outer layer of your eye that focuses light so you can see clearly. But they do it in slightly different ways. LASIK creates a thin flap in the cornea. PRK removes the outer layer of the cornea, which grows back over time.
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Can I do LASIK twice?

The doctor removes corneal tissue each time LASIK is performed, so if your cornea is too thin, it is not safe to operate again. Over time you may spend less by having LASIK than continuing to purchase and maintain corrective lenses.
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How often does LASIK go wrong?

The LASIK complication rate is only about 0.3%. The most commonly reported LASIK complications are infection or dry eye that persists for more than six months. Other complications include: Undercorrections occur when the laser removes too little tissue.
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Do eyes get worse after LASIK?

Once you've recovered from Laser Eye Surgery, the changes made to your cornea by the laser are permanent and completely stable. The eye quickly adapts to your new vision. However, it is possible that your eyesight will worsen after Laser Eye Surgery due to an unavoidable part of the body's ageing process.
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