Lasik Myth Busters – “Recovery Takes a While”

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One of the common concerns we hear from our patients is, “I would love to get LASIK surgery, but I don’t have extra time to take off work for recovery.”

It is actually not true at all that LASIK recovery takes a while. In fact, most of our patients return to work the very next day. The time between the very first steps in the LASIK process and seeing 20/20 is miniscule, requiring very little time.

Here is the general LASIK timeline:

  • The first thing we do is conduct a thorough evaluation (it is also free). We’ll take a look at your eyes, conduct a full dilated eye exam, and talk through the different types of LASIK to decide on the best fit for you.
  • We will schedule a time for the procedure, usually within a couple of weeks of your first consultation.
  • If you are a contact lens wearer, then you would ideally wear your glasses 3 days prior to the examination, as contacts can potentially warp the cornea. So for those three days before, steer clear of contacts.
  • On the day of your procedure, you come to our office. You may either come with a friend or use our transportation concierge service.
  • The LASIK procedure only takes about ten minutes.
  • After the procedure, patients sit up and can typically see the clock across the room. Although we require our patients drive with someone just to be safe, many have good enough vision to drive home after the procedure.
  • The following day, at the first post-op LASIK examination, you will most likely see 20/20. In fact, the majority of our patients drive themselves to that appointment.

No time at all. It’s much easier than you might think.

We also offer Saturday hours at our Garden City location, so you could see perfectly by Sunday and be back to work on Monday. We even have a FastTrack option where you can conduct your evaluation on the same day and save yourself a trip to the office.

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If you are seeking a Long Island LASIK specialist, the eye doctors at Stahl Eyecare Experts would like to offer you a great opportunity in laser eye surgery. Brought to you by professional, experienced Long Island LASIK surgeons, our one-of-a-kind medical facility brings not only cutting-edge technology, but experienced hands in ophthalmology as well. Helping you achieve your personal best vision is mission critical at our Long Island LASIK office. If LASIK cost is something that has been holding you back please feel free to review our options regarding LASIK Financing. We are dedicated to providing the best in patient education so that our patients can make a well-educated decision as to whether or not LASIK would be a good vision correction option. Remember, not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK. This is precisely why you need to have an experienced LASIK surgeon in Long Island evaluate you to make sure that this is the right eye surgery procedure for you! If LASIK is not the best procedure for you, we offer other ophthalmology procedures such as cataract surgery to help you see better. If you are seeking a Long Island cataract surgeon we are happy to offer cataract consultations to educate you about this process and determine your vision correction options.

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