What if I Blink or Move During LASIK Surgery?

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Each year in the United States, over one million people undergo LASIK surgery. In recent years, the technology used during this procedure has advanced, allowing your LASIK surgeon to use a blade-free all-laser technique that is more precise than ever before. Despite its advanced nature and high success rate, many LASIK surgery candidates still have concerns, such as what might happen if they were to blink or move during the procedure.

Though these questions are common, blinking and head movement are very rarely problematic. During LASIK surgery, you are reclined on a cushioned surface with a contoured headrest to help ensure your body stays comfortable and still for the duration of the procedure. Since the eyes are numbed with medical drops before surgery, the rate of your natural blinking is typically decreased. In addition, the eyelids are held open with a small device during LASIK surgery to prevent accidental blinking.

Finally, our state-of-the-art excimer laser has the ability to track even the smallest eye movements, helping to ensure exceptionally accurate results. If you are considering LASIK surgery, make sure to ask your doctor about the technology they use for the procedure to ensure you are receiving the highest quality of care.

To learn more about LASIK surgery, or to schedule a consultation with one of our LASIK surgeons, please contact us today.

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

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