In a few years, will my vision revert back and need to use my old contacts and glasses all over again?
In good candidates, there is typically no need to worry about ever having to wear the same prescription again in the future. Once the eye heals, it typically does not change. If it does change afterwards, vision may lessen but may be improved with another procedure pending results of evaluation at that time.
If I move, will the laser burn my skin?
Our laser uses an advanced eye-tracking system. The laser follows the eye even if the patient moves which assures that only the eye is treated. The laser energy is so gentle that it cannot even be felt on the skin.
I live outside of Beverly Hills and don't like to drive a lot. Doesn't that make me ineligible to have the procedure with Dr. Brian?
Actually we have many people who come from outside of Beverly Hills as well as outside the state and country. Some people have never been on an airplane before coming to see Dr. Brian. It is no problem to have a qualified colleague of Dr. Brian's assist in the after surgery care if that is what you prefer or is more convenient. We are happy to coordinate your aftercare and assist you with local hotel accommodations if desired.
Does the procedure take a long time to perform?
The procedure itself is typically quick and typically easy. Duration typically is: 6 mins/eye for Fortified LASIK, PRK, and CK, 10 mins/eye for Visian ICL and Intacs, 15 mins/eye for I-Brite, 30 minutes for Holcomb C3-R.
Will I have to miss weeks of work and stay in bed?
Most patients take about 1 day off from work as "medical leave". Patients typically drive and go back to work the day after the procedure, depending on the type of procedure though.
I heard that you could never wear contact lenses again (such as colored ones) after surgery. Is this true?
You certainly can wear contact lenses after the procedure in most cases if that is desired.
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