How much time off from work do I need to take ?
On the day of surgery, you need to go home and rest. The next morning, your uncorrected vision will be greatly improved although it may take a week or more before you attain your best vision. Many patients drive in for their post op visit the day after surgery and then go to work.

How long does surgery take ?
You will be in the surgical suite for about 10 to 15 minutes. You will be at the Laser Center for about an hour. You will need a driver to take you home.

How old do I have to be for LASIK ?
The youngest age is 18 years old. There is no upper age limit.

What are the post operative restrictions?
After the procedure, you will go home and are advised to keep both eyes closed for 2 hours and rest as much as possible. You will be placing a protective shield over your eyes at night for one week. It is recommended that you abstain from going swimming for a week following surgery. You will be using antibiotic eye drops for one week.

Is there any pain ?
The surgery is virtually painless.

Are both eyes corrected at the same time ?
Although the vast majority of patients choose to have both eyes treated at the same time, Dr. Jacobs allows each individual patient to make his/her own decision.

Will I ever need glasses again ?
Most patients will not need glasses for distance vision. Rarely, some patients may still require thinner glasses for fine tuning. Presbyopia begins between 40-50 years of age and this natural process demands reading glasses for close vision.

Do I need to do anything special since I am
currently wearing contact lenses ?
Contact lenses can alter the shape of your cornea. Prior to LASIK, your cornea must be back to it's natural contour. Usually soft contact lenses have minimal effect on your corneal shape and you will be required to remove them for only one week prior to your final pre-surgical testing. However, for patients who wear rigid gas permeable lenses, it will take a period of time before any corneal warpage has resolved. The general rule of thumb is one month of no contact lens wear for every decade that contact lenses have been worn.

I am interested! What is my next step ?
Simply call one of our Laser Vision Correction specialists by phone at 
(619) 425-9830
.  We will be glad to help.  We invite you to contact Dr. Jacobs' office for a FREE Laser Vision Correction screening. This screening normally takes less than 30 minutes to complete and provides an individualized assessment to see if Laser Vision Correction can help you see better. If you are a candidate, you will also be able to learn more about our convenient financing plan that makes Laser Vision Correction extremely affordable.

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