Questions (FAQ)

Frequently asked questions

Am I a candidate?

Large majorities of nearsighted, farsighted, or astigmatic people are potential candidates for the laser treatment.

Typically, patients who are at least 21 years of age who meet certain medical and visual criteria are suitable. The best candidates tend to be people who are dissatisfied with their contact lenses or glasses and are motivated to make a change, whether it’s due to occupational or lifestyle reasons. There are certain medical conditions such as glaucoma, pregnancy, keratoconus, connective tissue disease, etc. that may exclude a potential patient.

How painful is the procedure?
How long does the laser treatment take?
How soon can I go back to work?

Typically, the patient will notice improved vision within 24 hours and can usually resume normal activities in 1-3 days. Vision may fluctuate over the next few weeks, and usually stabilizes within three months. Most patients do return to work the next day.

What are the risks?
Glare, Halos & Double Vision?

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