If you're considering LASIK eye surgery in the Chester or Petersburg, VA, area in the near future, it's normal to have a lot of questions for your eye doctor. These are some of the most common questions our optometrists at Legacy Eye Care get about the procedure.
Most people qualify for this type of surgery, but LASIK isn’t ideal for everyone. Good candidates are usually over 18 years old and don’t have pre-existing conditions that make the surgery dangerous. All potential patients should schedule a consultation with one of our eye doctors to determine if they are a good candidate.
The entire appointment usually lasts about two hours, but only about 30 minutes of that time is actually spent in surgery. The rest of the appointment is for pre and post examinations.
Your eyes will be numb for the procedure. Some patients report feeling pressure on their eyes during the procedure, but many don’t feel anything at all. After the numbness wears off, many patients need to control the pain with over-the-counter painkillers for a day or two.
Your vision will be blurry for a day or two while your eyes heal from the surgery, making it impossible to drive. Be sure to find someone who can help you during this time.
It usually takes about half a day before patients are able to walk around their house, and about two days before they are able to resume most normal activities.
If you're thinking about having LASIK done, call our medical office. Legacy Eye Care has experienced staff and doctors who have performed hundreds of these procedures, and we would love to talk with you about whether LASIK is right for you. Call on of our convenient locations today:
(804) 410-4643 in Colonial Heights VA
(434) 595-4011 in South Hill, VA
(804) 884-2022 in Chester, VA
(804) 876-4302 in Petersburg, VA