What Happens if I Sneeze During LASIK?
During LASIK surgery a special laser is used to correct poor vision by reshaping the cornea of the eye. Patients are often concerned about what will happen if they move, blink or sneeze during LASIK. However, there is no need to worry if you accidentally blink or move your eyes during the surgery. Thanks to advanced LASIK technologies in Reston, your eyes will remain comfortably steady as Dr. Griffiths provides the vision correction results you need to see as clearly as possible.
Before the procedure begins, you will be given anesthetic eye drops that numb the eyes. This will help reduce discomfort during the operation. Then, a small instrument will be placed over your eye that gently works to help keep your eye open, still and steady during the procedure.
Finally, we use an advanced eye tracking system which is always fixed and positioned on the eye. This technology compensates for any eye movement and ensures the laser pulses are only directed exactly in the right place. If you sneeze, move or blink during the treatment, the laser tracks your eye over one thousand times per second and adjusts the laser to make certain the laser is applied to exactly the right place. So, there is no reason to worry if you sneeze during LASIK.
On average, LASIK will take less than 10 minutes for each eye. The actual time the lasers are in contact with each eye is for merely seconds. The good news is that with advanced LASIK technologies and lasers, patients can expect to experience a quick and easy procedure and outstanding vision correction results.
To learn more about the LASIK procedure and how we can help you see as clearly as possible, schedule a free LASIK consultation with Dr. Griffiths by contacting NewView Eye Center at 703-834-9777 or website.