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Frequently asked questions
Considering laser vision correction? Please find FAQs below.
If you can not find the answer to your question or want to discuss it personally do not hesitate to contact us.
Is laser vision correction suitable for me?
Can anyone correct a vision if they wear glasses or contact lenses ?
No, laser vision surgery is not recommended for every patient who requests one. Our professional doctors with long expertise will not suggest vision correction if they believe that the desired outcome of good vision without glasses is unlikely to be achieved. The operation is recommended only for those with myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism conditions that do not exceed safe operational limits, and who do not have a cornea that is too thin, or any eye diseases or certain other illnesses. Press here if you want to find out if laser vision correction suits you.
What happens during the operation? Will it hurt?
No, you won’t feel pain because your surgeon will place anesthetic eye drops in your eye first. During the operation, the upper part of the cornea will be treated by laser, causing a change in the cornea’s convexity and refractory power. Light rays that pass through the optic system will start to be focused on the retina and this will improve your vision. The surgery takes about 20 minutes. When we are finished, you will be given detailed instructions, recommendations and a prescription for eye drops. Then you will be ready to go home.
How should I prepare for a laser vision surgery?
You should not wear contact lenses for two weeks and do not use eye cosmetics (e.g. mascara or eyeshadow) for several days before the surgery.
Does laser eye surgery have any impact on pregnancy or giving birth?
Laser vision correction surgery does not affect the process of giving birth; nor does the process of giving birth affect corrected eyes. However, it is recommended that you wait for about six months after the surgery before trying to get pregnant because of the hormone- and antibiotic-based eye drops used after an operation, they may have an effect on the development of the fetus. The surgery itself causes the body stress, as does pregnancy and giving birth, so a break is recommended between them. We are pleased to say that there are many female patients who have given birth after laser eye surgery and continue to enjoy excellent vision. Request a free online consultation and we will get back to you with a recommendation for the treatment that suits you best!
What should I do if I don’t feel well a month after the surgery?
Lirema laser vision correction includes 2 years guarantee which covers all extra consultations and re-operations if there is such need. Normally it takes 4–6 months to gain the same vision as wearing glasses or lenses so we kindly ask you some patience. We can consult you by email and provide all necessary support to comfort you but if you are willing to come we will provide you a free consultation.
Why doctors sometimes do not recommend a laser vision surgery?
We keep sustainable surgery policy at Lirema meaning we search the treatment which suits the patient the most. Our professional and high expertise doctors will not recommend a procedure if it exceeds safe surgery limits. It might be a case when other vision correction methods are more suitable, such as intraocular correction or a clear-lens operation. Please note that the only place for such consultation is those clinics that perform refraction laser surgeries.
Will I be able to see without glasses for the rest of my life?
The effects of laser vision surgery are long-term and stable. However, the medical possibilities are not limitless. These operations are not a restoration of vision but the replacement of one method of correction (glasses or contact lenses) with another (surgery). The plan is that after an operation, a person can see without glasses the way they could before with a good pair of glasses or contact lenses. It is important to note that the results of an operation are also highly dependent on the extent and complexity of the person’s myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism.
Which season of the year is the best for a laser vision surgery?
The season does not affect the success of the surgery: patients can choose a time that suits them. However, if you are planning to go on an active vacation afterward, you should bear in mind that your eyes will be more sensitive for a while and you will need to watch out for dust and direct sunlight. You should also avoid bathing in open bodies of water and swimming pools.
How should I take care of my eyes after the surgery?
You shouldn’t use eye cosmetics for several weeks after the vision correction and regularly use eye drops in order to avoid dryness. No worry it’s temporary, but your eyes will be more sensitive for some time so please avoid dust and sun rays (by wearing sunglasses), bathing in open bodies of water and swimming pools.
When will I be able to return to work after the vision correction?
The time when you can return to work depends on the nature of your job. We usually recommend taking a few days off because this will give you enough time to prepare for the surgery and be monitored afterward.