FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is LASIK surgery?

LASIK vision correction is a simple procedure that uses the cool beam of the eximer laser to gently remove a tiny amount of corneal tissue, usually less than the thickness of a human hair. This changes the curvature of the front of the eye which allows images to be more sharply focused without corrective lenses.

Who is a candidate for Lasik?

You are a candidate for Lasik if your prescription is no more than 14 diopters of Myopia (nearsightedness), or within 6 diopters of Hyperopia (farsightedness) or Astigmatism. This range of prescriptions covers over 99% of the population. Making the majority of people good candidates for the procedure. You must also be at least 18 years … Read More

Why should I choose Lake Lazer Eye Center over other facilities?

Dr. Shabbir Khambati is highly experienced in Michigan LASIK vision correction, having performed over 20,000 LASIK procedures. Dr. Khambati will personally perform all of your preoperative and postoperative examinations as well as your LASIK procedure. Dr. Shabbir Khambati and his highly experienced technical staff use all of the latest technology when evaluating your candidacy for … Read More

How do I set up a consultation?

You may set up a consultation by calling us at 586-792-3891 or Scheduling a free consultation.  

Is the Lasik procedure painful?

No, the procedure is not painful. But some patients experience a pressure sensation during the first stage of the procedure, this generally, lasts about 5 seconds on average, and most patients don’t remember it after the procedure is done.  

Is Lasik permanent?

Yes, for the vast majority of patients, the Lasik procedure is permanent. A small percentage of people require a “touch up” operation or enhancement. Lasik is by far the most “permanent” of all the refractive procedures available to date.  

Can I go blind from LASIK?

This is one of the commonest fears regarding LASIK. None of my patients have ever lost their vision from LASIK. The risk of serious visual loss from LASIK statistically is 1 in 5,000 to 1 in 10,000 patients.

When can I get back to my usual activities?

The majority of people return to normal activities within 24 hours. Some may take 48 to 72 hours but those are usually people with high prescriptions. Most patients drive to the office the next day.  

How long does the procedure take?

Less than 15 minutes per eye. Your entire stay at the facility to have Lasik will be less than an hour.  

Are both eyes done at the same time?

Yes. Since we know immediately after performing Lasik on the first eye that the procedure has been successful, we feel confident that we can proceed to the second eye immediately.  

What about my reading vision? Can anything be done to correct that?

People in their mid-40’s and older who have good distance vision in both eyes require reading glasses for near tasks due to a normal aging process in the eye called presbyopia. Presbyopia occurs as the lens inside the eye becomes less flexible with age, causing difficulty focusing up close. Monovision LASIK is a procedure some … Read More

Can I have the procedure if I am pregnant or breast-feeding?

Lasik is not recommended if you are pregnant due to fluctuations in the prescription. However, it is possible to have Lasik if you are breast-feeding.