Questions about LASIK Laser Vision Correction

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Where is the surgery performed?

Our Doctors perform LASIK at the Beaumont Eye Institute, located in the Medical Office Building, at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak .
How long before I can see after laser vision correction with LASIK?
After LASIK, most patients recover useful vision within 24 hours after their surgery. Generally both eyes are done at the same time.

Does the procedure hurt?

Due to the fact that the cornea is easily numbed with anesthetic eye drops, most patients say they have little or no discomfort both during and after the procedure. Most complaints are of feeling like there is something in the eye like sand or an eyelash.

How long will I need to take off work?

You can have the procedure and be back to your normal day-to-day activities very quickly. Most people return to work within two days, some even go back to work the next day.

Will I need glasses after surgery?

Our goal with refractive surgery is to reduce your dependence on glasses or contact lenses. It is not realistic to expect that laser vision correction will result in perfect vision at all times, under all circumstances. Excimer laser technology allows for an unparalleled degree of precision and predictability. Our experience has shown that laser vision correction has been overwhelmingly successful in reducing myopia, astigmatism, and hyperopia. We feel that if you can get through 90 to 95% of your day without glasses, then your surgery is considered a “success”. You may still need glasses in low-light situations, for example: driving at night or at the movie theater. Laser vision correction will NOT eliminate the need for reading glasses later in life. As each year passes, the ability to focus decreases. By the time we reach our early to mid 40’s, we will need an aid such as reading glasses or bifocals to focus on objects near to us. This condition is called presbyopia and laser vision correction does not speed up, slow down or eliminate this natural aging process.
Our LASIK coordinators, Shawn and Debbie, are available to answer any other questions you might have at 248-334-4931.