Can I have Lasik surgery if I have cataracts?
Due to the fact that Lasik cannot treat cataracts and more often than not cataracts worsen over time, Lasik surgery is not recommended.
Can I have Lasik surgery if I’m currently pregnant, nursing, or breastfeeding?
No. Lasik surgery may only be performed three months after your pregnancy, nursing, and/or breastfeeding. The reasoning behind this timeline is due to your body’s hormones. During this time they are changing which can affect your eyes, thus making it unsafe to perform surgery. Also on the day of surgery and after you will be taking various prescription medications that may be unsafe for the baby as it is growing.
What happens if I blink during surgery?
During surgery, we use an instrument to hold your eye open and also place numbing drops in your eye to help minimize the feeling of needing to blink.
Can Lasik or PRK fix my astigmatism?
Astigmatism is a common vision problem and can be corrected with LASIK and PRK.