Dr. Schwartz recalls the conditions that can be corrected through LASIK eye surgery and explains when an individual can return to work after the procedure is performed.
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Eye Conditions to Be Treated By LASIK Surgery A LASIK procedure can help with nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism -- it can even help offset presbyopia by performing what we call monovision. Is the LASIK eye surgery painful and how soon can a patient return to work? The LASIK procedure is not painful. It can be uncomfortable; a lot of it depends on the size and shape of your eyes. The equipment is pretty standard so somebody who has a little bit of a smaller eye might feel a little bit more pressure when the procedure is being performed. It may pinch a little bit more, but as far as direct pain, hurting, typically that’s not the case. As far as going back to work, most patients can go back to work the next day. We typically perform our procedures, I perform my procedures on a Friday so most patients have the weekend to relax and then they go back to work on Monday. I do have Tuesday appointments as well because some patients, Fridays don’t work for them, their schedules are different and Tuesdays work better so try to mix it up a little bit that way.