LASIK Surgery FAQs

Southwest Orlando Eye Care in Orlando, FL Answers LASIK FAQs

When you are wondering about LASIK in Orlando to improve your vision, we have answers. At our Southwest Orlando Eye Care, we offer patients who qualify for LASIK surgery an opportunity to improve their vision using this effective method.

How Long Does LASIK Surgery Take?

LASIK surgery and the pre and post care generally take between 2-4 hours. The surgery itself is not a lengthy process and may be done in less than an hour.

Can I Get LASIK Surgery?

If you are healthy, don't have any underlying eye diseases and are ready to have better vision, you are likely a strong candidate for LASIK. If you have significant health issues, you are probably not going to be able to get surgery.

Does LASIK Surgery Hurt?

Most patients report that LASIK surgery is painless. Some patients report a feeling of pressure. The recovery process can include dry eyes and mild pain that is easy to control.

How Soon Can I Drive After Surgery?

In the majority of cases, driving can resume the day following surgery. You'll want to wear protective sunglasses to keep your eyes safe from UV rays and avoid rubbing your eyes.

Can I Exercise?

You will need to give your eyes a week to adjust before you return to a heavy exercise routine.

How Long Does It Take For Optimal Vision After Surgery?

You should be able to see much better right after your procedure. As your eyes heal, your vision will steadily improve. You may see improvements for several months as your eyes adjust.

Can I Play Sports?

Any activity where you are risking an eye injury, including getting dirt or dust in your eyes, should be avoided for about a month. You need to give your eyes a chance to heal without interruption.

Am I Allowed to Smoke?

Smoking is not healthy for your overall vision, but if you are a smoker you can continue while you are healing from LASIK surgery. You may find that the smoke is irritating to your eyes or causes your eyes to dry out.

How Long Do I Follow Up With My Eye Doctor After Surgery?

You will have routine follow up appointments with your eye doctor for three months to make sure that your eyes are healing properly and you can see well after your LASIK in Orlando.

Call Southwest Orlando Eye Care in Orlando, FL To Discuss Your LASIK Options Today!

To learn more about LASIK surgery and if you are a good candidate, call Southwest Orlando Eye Care in Orlando, FL today at (407) 271-8931 and set up an appointment for a consultation.

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