How long does the procedure take?

LASIK Surgery Saukville WI | Mequon WI

Martha F. Jay, Ph.D., M.D.

You are in the LASIK suite about 10 minutes but each laser runs just a few seconds.  The Alcon WaveLight FS200 used to make the tiny corneal flaps runs about 10 seconds per eye.  The Alcon WaveLight EX500 laser duration depends on your glasses prescription but is usually less than a minute.  Most of the time is spent getting your oriented and preparing your eyes for the procedure.

Wavelight Laser Patient View

You are at the laser center for 1-2 hours.  When you first get there you are given the oral Valium and do extra testing.  We also take that time to explain your post-operative care so you can go right home after your procedure.  Your driver has a comfortable area to enjoy coffee and other snacks until you are ready to leave.

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