What is LASIK surgery?

LASIK (Laser Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a refractive surgery procedure used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. LASIK may reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses.  
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Am I a good candidate for LASIK?

LASIK treats a broad range of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. An eye exam is the best way to determine if you are a good candidate. 
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How do I schedule a free consultation?

Complete the form online - or call 919-595-2160. We’ll schedule your consultation with one of our four LASIK surgeons in our North Durham office.
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Is LASIK painful?

It’s unlikely that you will experience any pain during the treatment, as the doctor applies numbing eye drops. After treatment, it’s possible you will feel a slight stinging and/or gritty sensation in your eye. These symptoms are temporary and usually disappear in a few hours. Most LASIK patients experience noticeable vision improvement the day after surgery. Many patients have good functional vision on the first day. Vision typically continues to improve steadily for a period of months.  Everyone heals differently and in their own time.
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How long will the LASIK procedure take?

The LASIK procedure requires 15-20 minutes per eye. But the before and after treatment care lasts about 90-minutes. Plan to spend approximately two-hours in the office on the day of your LASIK surgery.  
You will not be able to drive after immediately following LASIK.  A responsible adult driver is required to accompany you.  Most patients are able to drive the next day.
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Where will I go to get my LASIK surgery?

We offer LASIK in our North Durham LASIK Surgery Suite.  
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Can I have both eyes corrected on the same day?

Yes, we perform the procedure on both eyes on the same day if both require correction.  
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Will I have 20/20 vision after my LASIK surgery?

99% of our refractive surgery patients achieve 20/40 vision or better within a short time after the procedure. That is a level of vision, for example, that permits you to drive a car without glasses.
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How long will the vision correction last?

LASIK vision correction lasts a lifetime. However, as you age, you may experience some changes in your vision whether you have LASIK or not. Distance vision correction is fairly permanent following laser vision correction.
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