In most cases, the procedure is performed in an office-based out-patient surgery LASIK facility. Upon arrival, your consent forms will be reviewed and signed and any additional questions that you may have will be addressed by your surgeon. Drops are placed in the eyes prior to the procedure and you may elect to take a mild tranquilizer.
The laser treatment itself usually takes less than a minute, while the entire procedure takes around 15-20 minutes for both eyes. During the procedure you lie down on a reclining chair. A small retainer is used to keep your eyelids open; this way you don’t have to worry about blinking your eyes. After the surgery you’ll relax in the office for about 30 minutes prior to heading home.
At this point, your vision will be better, but still somewhat hazy until the next morning. Your vision will improve as the weeks go by.