Last Things First
These are the most common things we hear from patients immediately following their eye surgery:
“That wasn’t that bad!”
“Are we done?”
“I can’t believe how fast that was!”
“Why did I wait so long?”
“I can’t believe I didn’t do this years ago!”
LASIK is the safest, most studied elective surgical procedure in the world. In study after study, 99% of patients are happy with the results of their surgery. No one has ever gone blind from LASIK surgery and even if a patient did experience any issues – they are correctible.
Thank You, Next
Many patients are disconcerted by the idea of staying awake during surgery. There is no need for concern. If necessary, you will be given medication to help you relax. The process itself takes less than five minutes per eye, and you will have a pillow (or a hand!) to hold. The average recovery time is 1 – 1 ½ hours.
Think of it like a rollercoaster. The worst part is the anxiety you feel before the surgery (going up the first big hill), and then it’s over before you know it.
But My Friend ….
Perhaps you know someone (who knows someone) who isn’t completely happy with the results of their eye surgery. Please tell that friend (or friend of a friend) to see Dr. Emmert-Buck. She wants every eye surgery patient to be completely satisfied. That is why she stays updated and uses state-of-the-art technology and educates her patients before, during, and after their procedures.
Unfortunately, not everyone is this conscientious. Some places don’t bother to use the latest technology. Some places don’t even have surgeons on staff; they schedule all their procedures for the week on one day and fly in doctors to perform the surgery so patients aren’t following up with their actual surgeon on their next visit.