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Frequently asked questions about Lasik surgery

How do I know if I am a good candidate for Lasik Eye Surgery?
How Long Does Lasik Take?
Is the Effect of Lasik Eye Surgery Permanent?
Will I Need Reading Glasses After the Treatment?
How Many Times Do I Need To Be Seen Following the Treatment?
How Soon After The Treatment Can I Bathe or Take a Shower?
When Can I Drive After The Treatment?
How Soon Can I Use Eye Makeup?
How Soon After The Treatment Can I Exercise?
How Soon Can I Swim?

Q: How do I know if I am a good candidate for Lasik Eye Surgery?
A: A large percentage of nearsighted, farsighted, and astigmatic patients are potential candidates for Lasik. Patients who are 20 years of age or older, have healthy eyes that are free from retinal problems, corneal scars, and any eye disease are suitable. Along with being medically suitable, the best candidates are people with a lifestyle or occupation in which they are dissatisfied with their contact lenses or glasses. By having an evaluation, examination, and consultation with you, the doctor will be able to determine if you are a good Lasik candidate.

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Q: How Long Does Lasik Take?
A: In our practices, Lasik is performed as an office procedure in the comfort and convenience of an excimer laser eye surgery suite. The entire treatment takes about 5 to 7 minutes per eye or approximately 15 minutes for both eyes.

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Q: Is the Effect of Lasik Eye Surgery Permanent?
A: Yes. Following an initial healing period of two to three months, the effect of the treatment is lifelong.

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Q: Will I Need Reading Glasses After the Treatment?
A: Generally, patients under 40 years of age read well without glasses following the treatment. Patients over 40 may need magnification for reading fine print. Presbyopia is the term that refers to the natural weakening of the focusing muscles that occurs in our early to mid 40s, causing us to need the magnification that reading glasses provide. The Lasik treatment does not correct or prevent presbyopia. We also will be glad to discuss another option called monovision.

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Q: How Many Times Do I Need To Be Seen Following the Treatment?
A: Most patients are usually seen the 1-3-10 day following the treatment and then at least 1 month and 3 months following the treatment. Some patients require more visits.

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Q: How Soon After The Treatment Can I Bathe or Take a Shower?
A: Your Lasik Surgeon will advise you as to the specific, however typically you can bathe the same day as the treatment but you should not shower for 2 days after the treatment. As always, avoid getting soap or water directly into your eyes. Avoid rubbing your eyes during the first month after surgery.

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Q: When Can I Drive After The Treatment?
A: You should not drive the day of treatment. After that, you may drive when you feel confident that your visual acuity and eye comfort allow you to drive safely.

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Q: How Soon Can I Use Eye Makeup?
A: You may resume wearing eye makeup starting 3 weeks after your treatment. We strongly recommend that you purchase new eye makeup, specifically mascara, to avoid potential infection following your treatment.

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Q: How Soon After The Treatment Can I Exercise?
A: Non-contact sports can be resumed as soon as you feel capable. Eye protection is always recommended for racquet sports or rough sports where there is a risk of being hit in the eye.

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Q: How Soon Can I Swim?
A: You should stay out of swimming pools for one MONTH after your treatment, and rivers, lakes and oceans for two weeks following your treatment.

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