Does LASIK Hurt?

A mild oral sedative is given before the procedure to relax the patient. For the procedure, numbing eye drops are given to patients before surgery to ensure they remain relaxed and comfortable. No shots or needles are used during the LASIK procedure. A lid holder is placed in the eye so the patient cannot blink. Although patients may feel some pressure (15-45 seconds while the flap is being created), most patients report a little discomfort during the procedure, however pain is NOT a word patients customarily use to describe their LASIK.

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Mark S. Danzo, O.D., Co-Founder and Optometrist at 20/20 Institute in Denver, is a renowned professional with over 25 years of experience in the LASIK vision correction industry. He has co-managed over 20,000 LASIK and refractive surgery procedures and is himself a LASIK vision correction patient. Living in Colorado since 1987, Dr. Danzo has extended his expertise globally, training over 1,000 ophthalmology and optometric practices from Frankfurt, Germany to Sydney, Australia. The 20/20 Institute in Denver, where Dr. Danzo practices, is a leading choice for LASIK eye care, committed to providing comprehensive vision correction and advanced refractive solutions to help patients see the world with clarity.