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Common Laser Eye Surgery Myths

October 5, 2018 | Leave a response

The Laser is Hot –The lasers used to perform eye surgery are cold. You may have heard or been told that there is a burning smell during the procedure as well. This is caused by the laser releasing carbon atoms and is not something to worry about. The Procedure is Painful – You will be given anesthetic drops before the procedure, so you often won’t feel anything. In the days following surgery, you may feel some discomfort, but it will pass as your eyes heal. It Isn’t Permanent – Any change made to your cornea during surgery is permanent. Your vision, however, may continue to change as you age just as it would if you hadn’t received treatment. If You ...

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