LASIK Eye Surgery Questions and Answers

The following LASIK Eye Surgery questions are asked by real people like you. The answers are provided by board-certified doctors or qualified medical providers who meet our exacting standards.

01: How old do I have to be to get LASIK?

You need to be at least 18 years old to have LASIK surgery. This is because your vision tends to change when you are younger.

02: Can LASIK be performed on both of my eyes on the same day?

Unless there are indications that prohibit bilateral surgery for you, you can usually undergo LASIK surgery for both eyes at the same time.

03: Can I perform LASIK if I have age-related farsightedness (presbyopia)?

No. LASIK surgery does not cure presbyopia and cannot be performed if you have the condition.

04: Am I a candidate for LASIK surgery?

You are a good candidate for LASIK surgery if you are 18 years old and healthy, but fed up with using glasses and contacts.

You’re not a good candidate if:

• You are pregnant or are breastfeeding
• You are suffering from uncontrolled type 2 diabetes or rheumatic heart disease
• You are on migraine or acne medications
• You have had dry eyes for a long time
• You have severe astigmatism
• Your vision is yet to be stable and the prescription of your glasses constantly changes. You should make sure your vision is stable for at least 6 months to a year before going for LASIK surgery.
• You are 40 years or older and with worsening presbyopia. Presbyopia cannot be cured with LASIK surgery.
• You are suffering from glaucoma, cataract, keratoconus, high eye pressure, ocular herpes, or Uveitis. If that is the case, you should treat the condition before opting for LASIK surgery.
• You have autoimmune diseases such as HIV or joint rheumatism.
• You have thin corneas
• Your eye pupils are too small to perform the surgery or you have severe eyesight weakness.
• Your profession involves possible bumps or hits in the eye, including martial arts, being in the army or firefighting

05: What are the disadvantages of LASIK eye surgery?

The surgeon makes irreversible adjustments on the corneas. The surgery is rather complex as it involves creating a flap on the cornea. As with other surgical procedures, there are certain complications. So to lower the risk, we recommend that you choose a highly experienced and proficient surgeon.

06: How long does it take to do LASIK?

It takes about 30 minutes to an hour for LASIK surgery to be performed.

07: How many days rest is required after Lasik surgery?

After the LASIK eye surgery, about 1-2 days of rest will suffice. After this period, you may return to your normal daily activities.

08: What kind of anesthesia is used for LASIK eye surgery?

The doctor uses anesthetic eye drops to numb the eye surface (cornea and the conjunctiva) and then performs the LASIK eye surgery.

09: How soon after LASIK, LASEK or PRK can I resume normal activities?

You may get back to your routine activities within 1-3 days after the LASIK procedure. You should be able to read or resume your desk job on the third day. Avoid driving during the first week after the surgery.

10: Do I still need glasses after LASIK or other refractive surgeries?

Yes, you might need to wear glasses for 6 weeks after the surgery.

11: How many days should I stay in Iran for LASIK surgery?

For LASIK surgery, you should stay in Iran for 5 to 7 days.

12: Can I undergo LASIK surgery and rhinoplasty in one trip?

If you are staying in Iran for 10 to 14 days, you can have both surgeries during one trip.

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