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What you need to know about Lasik

What is Lasik?

LASIK is the most common surgical treatment for correcting myopia and astigmatism.

LASIK is an outpatient procedure. You don't have to spend the night in a hospital. It usually takes 10 to 15 minutes for each eye.

Before the operation

Do not wear makeup, lotions, and perfumes for a day or two before surgery. You won’t be able to drive after the LASIK procedure, so you should have someone to take you home that day.

On the day of the procedure, your doctor may give you a mild sedative to help you relax. The area around the eye will be cleaned with an antiseptic solution. Eye drops will then be placed so you don't feel pain or discomfort during the procedure. An instrument called a cap speculum will be placed in the eye to keep the eyelids open.

A suction device will then be used on the front of the eyes to hold the cornea in place during the procedure. This suction ring will cause a feeling of pressure, but without pain.

A delicate and special cutting laser will then be used to cut tissue at the front of the cornea. You won't see or feel anything.

Once the cut is made, the surgeon will remove the suction ring from the eye. Then the laser will move in position, and the doctor will ask you into look the light.

As the laser works, you'll hear a click sound, and you may notice a hair-burning-like smell. These sounds and smells are very normal.

When laser treatment is complete, your doctor will replace the cornea. No stitches are needed. Your doctor will likely cover your eye with an eye protector.

Eye drops will be prescribed and you will need someone to help you with the drops when you get home for the first time. It is important to follow the instructions of your doctor.

What it's used for

1. Myopia: Distant objects appear blurry.

2. Hyperopia. Nearby objects appear blurry.

3. Astigmatism. Blurred vision caused by the irregular shape of the cornea.

If you have one of these vision problems, your eye doctor can help you determine if LASIK surgery is right for you. Ask here (305) 443-7070


Once you decide to have LASIK eye surgery, your doctor at Beraja Medical Institute will schedule an eye evaluation. If you wear contact lenses, you should switch to glasses for a few weeks before this evaluation.

In the eye evaluation, your doctor will review your medical history to confirm that your vision is stable.You also have to make a list of the medications you're taking. The list should include any over-the-counter medications and herbal remedies.

Make your appointment today at and start enjoying the vision you've always wanted.

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