What are the side effects of LASIK?

Some common side effects include:

  • Dry eyes
  • Halos at night
  • Tearing and discomfort
  • Light sensitivity
  • Changes in your vision that require additional treatment

Are there additional risks? Could I go blind?

Every surgical procedure involves risks. The risk of having permanent vision loss from LASIK surgery complications (examples: infection, scarring, poor healing) is extremely uncommon.  At the UC Davis Health System Eye Center, we go to great lengths to minimize any potential complications from your vision correction surgery.

Your LASIK surgeon will discuss with you in detail all pertinent risks and side effects of surgery during your preoperative consultation.

Will I ever need glasses or contacts again?

If you choose to have both eyes fully corrected for best distance vision, then you will most likely need glasses to read when you are over 40-45 years old.

What is "monovision?"

Monovision is a commonly used technique to help address presbyopia.  One eye is corrected for distance and the other eye is corrected for near vision. Monovision can help decrease the need for reading glasses if you are presbyopic. Your surgeon will help you decide if this is the best option for you.

Do you guarantee your results?

At UC Davis, we are committee to your satisfaction. Enhancements, if necessary, are covered for 1 year after surgery as long as you have attended all of the necessary post-operative appointments (1 day, 1 week, 1 month and 3 months).

Why should I choose UC Davis Eye Center for my LASIK surgery?

At UC Davis, you will see your personal physician throughout your entire process. From your first meeting through scheduling, surgery and follow-up visits, our team is committed to providing you with the highest quality of care. In addition to being experts at performing LASIK, our highly experienced, board-certified ophthalmologists are also scientists in the UC Davis Health Eye Center. UC Davis eye surgeons are leaders and educators in the field of laser vision correction and ophthalmology.