If you don’t know anybody who has had LASIK surgery before, you may be asking yourself, “Is LASIK scary?” At Providence Eye & Laser Specialists, we make every effort to mitigate your LASIK fears. Here are 9 of the most common fears about LASIK, all of which you will not find at Providence Eye.

9. The glaucoma test when they puff air into my eye.

You’ve probably had the annoying air puff test that checks for glaucoma. At Providence Eye, we do a full eye exam including testing for glaucoma, but none of our tests include puffing air into your eye.

8. The doctor is going to cut my eye with what!?

At Providence Eye, Dr. Mozayeni and Dr. Nunnery perform all LASIK eye surgeries, with a laser and this has been the case since opening in 2003. All laser LASIK eye surgery is the standard of care today.

7. I’m scared I may blink or move my eye during LASIK surgery.

Our team will instill numbing drops in your eyes before your LASIK procedure. We promise you will not feel the urge to blink! Your LASIK surgeon will also place a small instrument near your eye to keep your eye open for you.

As far as moving your eye, the eye tracker in the Wavefront EX500 Laser tracks the motion of your eye at 1000 times per second and adjusts if necessary. Now that’s fast! From beginning to end, the entire procedure only takes about 10 minutes. There isn’t even enough time to think about if LASIK is scary.

6. Will I have to wear something over my eyes after LASIK?

Yes, you will need to wear clear eye shields for the first 24 hours and while you sleep for the first 5 nights to prevent accidentally rubbing your eyes.

5. Tricky pricing, is that what I will find at Providence Eye?

We do not believe in tricks. Honest, straightforward pricing is what you will find at Providence Eye. We are even happy to discuss the details over the phone.

4. Is the LASIK equipment scary?

Our LASIK testing equipment is not scary (we already promised you in #9 no air puff!) The Pentacam is one of the most important pieces of equipment we use. All you have to do is look into the machine and stare at the blue light for a couple of seconds, and in that time it will take over 22,000 images of your cornea. Your LASIK surgeon will then analyze this data to determine if you are an ideal LASIK candidate.

3. Where is the LASIK procedure done?

At Providence Eye, our laser suite is located in the heart of our office. The high-tech suite is temperature and environmentally controlled to ensure you are as comfortable as possible. The laser bed is also super comfortable and even has a pillow for your knees, a weighted blanket upon request as well as focus balls to channel your energy. Take a tour and see for yourself.

2. The ophthalmic technicians assisting the surgeon will not let me know what is going on during my LASIK procedure?

Not a chance! Our ophthalmic technicians and team members are super friendly and are always communicating with you to keep you informed. We believe in no surprises, so we will talk you through every step of the procedure. You will also never be left alone.

1. The number one reason why LASIK is not scary…

Our surgeons, Dr. Mozayeni and Dr. Nunnery have your back! Have you read the reviews? People use words like caring, calm, knowledgeable and kind. What more could you ask for from your LASIK surgeon?

Ready to overcome your fears of LASIK eye surgery?

Schedule your free LASIK consultation today and have comfort and confidence knowing you are working with the best surgeons around!