If you’re looking into LASIK vision correction, it’s probably because you don’t want to wear glasses or contact lenses any more.Sure, glasses can be a fashion statement, but they can also just get in the way. They’re a hassle during your favourite activities, and they block your beautiful eyes from the world. If they’re not getting smudged, they’re getting knocked off. Contacts show your eyes off, but they’ve got their own set of problems. All the supplies you have to buy, the constant cleaning procedures and checkups, lost lenses and allergies. Now, imagine life without contacts and glasses- the simplicity, the freedom to do what you want without worry. That’s what LASIK surgery can give you.


We know, LASIK can seem a bit scary at first – a laser pointed at your eye! But laser surgery is one of the safest and most common elective procedures. And, once you’ve had LASIK, your result may make you wish you’d gotten the procedure even sooner!

What is LASIK?

LASIK (Laser Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a surgical procedure which involves reshaping your cornea with laser to help improve eye sight. By creating a ‘door’ (which we call – Flap) on the surface of your eye, your surgeon can correct vision problems; this ‘door’ is then closed, and your eyes quickly heal on their own. The procedure is quick, safe and virtually painless.


  • If you do not want to wear glasses or contact lens
  • Age more than 18 years.
  • Refractive power more than -1.00D or +1.00D
  • No change in power of glasses in last one year
  • No eye disease

Don’t forget to mention any other medical conditions you have, or any medications you might be taking, as they can affect surgery as well.


1. How do I know if I can undergo the procedure? Once you have decided that you want LASIK, we will run a series of tests to evaluate your vision. Your surgeon will then decide if LASIK is right for you.

2. Is it a very long procedure? While it is still a surgical procedure, the entire LASIK process is fast. Start to finish, LASIK only takes a few minutes.

3. Any precautions for contact lens wearers? You will need to stop wearing contact lenses at least a week before the procedure, as they can affect the shape of your eyes and therefore the outcome of surgery.

4. How soon can I expect better vision? Many people sit up right after surgery and notice dramatically better vision. Still, complete recovery can take time-weeks or months even-and much of the responsibility will be in your hands.

5. What side effects can I expect after the procedure? Immediately, after LASIK, you may experience a few side effects from the procedure, including watery eye, a burning sensation, or mild discomfort. These symptoms usually pass within the first few days. If you experience any severe pain, or vision worsens, contact your doctor immediately. During your first week of recovery, your vision may seem slightly hazy or blurry-you may also be sensitive to light or have trouble seeing at night. These symptoms usually clear as your eyes heal, but you may continue to experience slight fluctuations in your vision for up to 6 months after surgery.

6. The road to recovery. Although we’d love to claim to all credit for your rapid recovery, most of it falls on you, and the amazing resilience of your eyes. Your eyes heal and adapt with surprising speed, but you can help the process along by closely following your surgeon’s instructions.

Possible Complications of LASIK

The safety profile in LASIK has dramatically improved over the last few years. The related complications have also been reduced, but even if complications do occur, most of them can be corrected so that no long term problems persist. However, there are some uncommon complications that can have permanent visual consequences…the good news is that these are very rare. During the procedure there can be problems like flaps, buttonholes or free flaps where the flap can get separated, the rate of all these flap related complications is less than 0.5% and the usually do not leave any lasting damage. Very rarely there can be some remnant of the power or a return of some amount of the glass power, but this is usually correctable by a repeat procedure. If for some reason this cannot be done, your doctor would be able to advise you accordingly.


Why Choose Femto-LASIK?

Femto-LASIK is a ‘bladeless procedure’ where only laser systems are used to cut the flap. It is thus a much more precise, predictable and safe method for creating the corneal ‘flap’ compared to the conventional microkeratome (‘blade’) flap. In addition to the increased safety during surgery, Femto-LASIK have vertical edges which ensure quicker and stronger healing as compared to microkeratome flaps which have sloping edges. This translates into a much less risk of displacement of the flaps in case of inadvertent injury to the eye. Quality of vision (i.e crispness, contrast etc) is also superior with Femto-LASIK because of the uniformly thick flaps and the smooth corneal bed.