Can You Blink During LASIK?
There is nothing that a patient can do to mess up their LASIK procedure. Our laser uses a sophisticated tracking system that measures the position of your eye a thousand times per second. It follows your eye at the same speed and is therefore always perfectly centered. If the eye happens to make rapid movements, the laser will automatically turn off and start again once the eye stops. We can also turn the laser off manually if needed.
Numbing drops are administered before the treatment to enhance your comfort and to reduce the chances of eye movement during surgery. During the procedure, the eyelids are held open with a small medical device to prevent blinking. It is therefore impossible for you to close your eye or blink during the procedure. We keep the surface of your eye lubricated with drops, so your eye does not get dry, and you will not feel the need to blink. Additionally, our team takes a number of steps to ensure you are in a comfortable position during treatment. Remember, LASIK takes just a few minutes to complete and multiple safeguards are in place to reduce the chances of complications.
LASIK surgery is the most popular laser vision correction procedure performed today, and for good reason. Ongoing advancements in laser technology and ophthalmology have made way for safe and successful surgeries with better visual outcomes. At Wright Vision Center in Rapid City, Dr. Wright utilizes the latest advancements in LASIK surgery to offer patients the best possible vision correction experience. To schedule a LASIK consultation, contact us today at 605-718-5123 or wrightvisioncenter.com.]]>