One minute may not seem like a long time, but here are just a few things you can do in this short timeframe:

  • Get dressed
  • Microwave a bag of popcorn
  • Take a stretch break at your desk
  • Heat a cup of tea
  • Clean your computer monitor
  • Correct your vision with LASIK!

It may seem unbelievable, but it’s true that the actual laser vision correction aspect of LASIK only takes approximately one minute for most patients. That’s one minute to reshape your cornea to correct for imperfections that cause nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. That’s one minute toward the possibility of a lens-free life after LASIK.
The entire LASIK process (the amount of time patients are in the LASIK suite) typically takes about 15 minutes per eye. The surgeon uses this time to prepare the eyes for surgery, create the corneal flap, perform the vision correction and replace the flap back into position. Additional pre- and post-surgery time at the office is also suggested to help you relax before and after the surgery and allow the doctor to perform last minute tests, so you should schedule approximately 90 minutes for the entire process.

Learn more about LASIK by contacting Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado at or 888-702-1188. We’re ready to schedule your free LASIK Consultation in Longmont so you can get all of the details about how LASIK might work for you.