Everything you Need to Know About Lasik

If you normally wear eyeglasses or contact lenses for distance vision correction, you may be considering getting Lasik in Ashburn, VA. It can be an exciting idea, but you’ve probably got a lot of questions for our Optics&EYECARE optometrist. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about Lasik surgery.


What is Lasik Surgery? Now the most common elective surgery in existence, Lasik is a simple procedure designed to reshape the eye’s cornea, correcting simple vision problems such as nearsightedness or farsightedness.

Will I Need Hospitalization? It’s common for most people to receive Lasik surgery on an outpatient basis. You can have the procedure done on both eyes on the same day, then return to work one or two days later.

Will My Eyesight Be Perfect Right Away? Your eyesight should be dramatically improved as soon as you’re done with the procedure. However, in most patients, the eyesight improves even more in a gradual progression throughout the next year.

Is Lasik Right for Me? Most successful Lasik patients share many things in common. They’re over 18 years of age, have busy, active lifestyles, have simple eyesight problems, and are tired of dealing the eyeglasses or contact lenses. You will also need to have strong corneas and healthy tear production in order to undergo the procedure. Our doctor will discuss further details with you in an extensive consultation prior to you making the decision.

How Safe is Lasik Surgery? A great percentage of people who undergo Lasik procedures do so with no serious side effects. You will need to use antibiotic eye drops for a week or two after surgery to prevent infection. Most people have night halos for the first few months. A bright ring flashes in your eyesight when you’re faced with an oncoming light, such as a car headlight. This generally fades with time.

At Optics&EYECARE we’re dedicated to giving you the best eye care possible. What questions do you have about Lasik surgery?