Frequently Asked Question: Does LASIK Hurt?

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Most LASIK patients tell us they can’t believe how fast and painless the procedure is.

In preparation for your LASIK surgery, we’ll administer some anesthetic eye drops that numb your eyes. As a result, you’ll only feel a slight pressure on the eye and perhaps some mild discomfort from the instrument we use to keep your eye open during the procedure – since our natural inclination is to blink. Fortunately, the surgery only takes a few minutes, so this discomfort is very brief.

During the next few days, you may experience mild stinging or dryness, but artificial tear drops quickly take care of these symptoms. Typically, any residual discomfort after LASIK can be alleviated using over-the-counter painkillers and a little rest time.

To learn more about LASIK or to schedule your free LASIK consultation, call Virginia Eye Consultants at 1-800-321-EYES(3937)

For questions regarding Virginia Beach LASIK, Norfolk LASIK, and LASIK in Hampton Roads, VEC is always here to help.

The doctors at Virginia Eye Consultants have either authored or reviewed the content on this site.

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