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Top 5 Most Frequently Asked Questions About LASIK Eye Surgery

Are you considering lasik eye surgery? This innovative treatment is highly effective at treating a wide range of vision problems. Here are 5 of the most common questions about Lasik MD eye surgery.

Lasik eye surgery is an innovative treatment that has proved to be a safe and economical way of correcting various concerns linked with poor vision. Some of the ocular problems that can be solved with this surgery include:

  • Hyperopia
  • Presbyopia
  • Myopia
  • Astigmatism

Not only will you be able to enjoy clearer vision with LASIK MD surgery, but you’ll also feel more confident and free from any restrictions caused by wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses.


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At our eye clinic in Market Mall, our optometrists help assess your medical condition, lifestyle, and age, to determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery. If you are not, we can discuss alternative corrective solutions to keep your vision clear and comfortable.

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5 Common Questions About Lasik Eye Surgery

Are you looking to trade in your eyeglasses or contact lenses for a more permanent solution to your vision problem? If so, then you may have considered Lasik eye surgery. To help you take this step, here are 5 of the most frequently asked questions - and their answers- about this treatment:

1. How Do I Know if I’m a Good Candidate For LASIK Eye Surgery?

The good news about LASIK is that it is fairly inclusive, which means that many adults are eligible for this treatment. However, it’s important to meet with your eye doctor for a thorough eye exam before deciding on the procedure.

They will evaluate your specific case to determine if you’re a good candidate for laser eye surgery.

A typical LASIK eye surgery candidate must:

  • Be over the age of 18
  • Not suffer from an autoimmune disease
  • Have healthy eyes with no history of glaucoma, cataracts, or chronic dry eye
  • Not be pregnant or breastfeeding



2. What Does LASIK Eye Surgery Involve?

The main goal of this surgery is to change the shape of the cornea so that it can better focus images onto the retina, allowing you to see more clearly. On the day of the treatment, you can expect the following:

  • Your eyes will be checked to make sure your eye history is correct and up to date.
  • Numbing eye drops will be placed in your eyes and you’ll be given a sedative.
  • Your surgeon will create a thin flap in your cornea to allow him/her access to the stroma.
  • A laser will be used to remove small amounts of tissue from your cornea to reshape it. This enables it to accurately focus light on your retina for improved vision.
  • Once this is completed, the flap will be laid back in place, covering the area where the corneal tissue was removed.
  • The cornea will then be given time to heal naturally.


This is a very simple surgery. Though you are awake, numbing eye drops combined with medication will help you stay unbothered during the treatment. It will last approximately 20 minutes.

3. What is the Recovery Like From LASIK Eye Surgery?

Once your doctor confirms the surgery was successful, you’ll be allowed to go home, but you must be driven by a friend or family member. You won’t be able to drive until your follow-up visit with your eye doctor, when he/she confirms your vision is within the legal standard for driving.

During the recovery period, you must keep in mind:

  • It is advisable to take a couple of days off work to rest.
  • You should refrain from strenuous activity for a week after your surgery.
  • You should avoid wearing eye makeup for a week after your treatment.
  • Always use new makeup after the procedure to lower your risk of infection.
  • Artificial tears or eye drops may be prescribed to speed up the healing process, fight infection, and combat dry eye syndrome.
  • A week after surgery you will meet with your doctor who can make sure your eyes are healing properly.

4. When Will I see Results From the Surgery?

Immediately after the procedure, you should begin to see things from a distance that you couldn’t see before. While your eyesight may be hazy initially, it will stabilize and continue to improve within the first few days of the surgery. In addition, your eyes may feel sensitive to light or sting slightly after the treatment.



5. Are There Any Risks Associated With This Procedure?

As with any surgery, there are some risks involved with LASIK eye surgery. Although it is rare, it may take several weeks until you see full results. Some patients also struggle with the following issues:

  • Dry eyes
  • Inflammation or infection
  • Impaired night-time driving
  • Under or overcorrection, which would require eyeglasses or contact lenses for better vision.
  • The need for reading glasses several years after the procedure due to natural aging.

It is very important to discuss all the potential risks of this procedure with your eye doctor so you can make an informed decision about whether or not it is the right choice for you.


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Are you tired of wearing glasses or spending money on contact lenses? At our Calgary eye clinic, our team of optometrists provide comprehensive lasik eye surgery consultations to determine if this is a safe and right choice for you.

To find out more, visit our Calgary eye clinic at 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW (Next to Milestones) Calgary, Alberta, T3A 0E2.

Alternatively, you can contact us at 403-286-4884 or fill in our online contact form.

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