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July 03, 2023

By: Faye Knoll, MD

Can You Blink During LASIK Eye Surgery

zoomed in mans face scrunching his eyes together blinking tightly

Any procedure that involves inspecting or operating on the human eye is, to put it mildly, delicate. That’s why there are many questions and concerns about eye surgery, such as LASIK. Despite being a safe and frequently performed procedure, many a SightMD patient has understandably asked the question…What if I blink or move during LASIK eye surgery?

For those of you who have asked this question, we say: “Thank you.” Many people who undergo LASIK eye surgery are concerned about how to prepare for the operation and the steps to take to keep their eyes safe after the procedure. Few have asked about anything that might happened during the operation – where patients are awake. And blinking or accidentally moving while the procedure is performed is certainly possible.

Well, there’s no need for suspense – or worry. Thanks to the advanced technology through which LASIK eye surgery is performed, nothing will happen to the patient should he or she blink or move in any way. On a related point, the chances of anything going wrong during a LASIK procedure is less than one percent. And, in such cases, additional treatment will be administered to the eyes to protect the patient’s vision.

If you have been considering pursuing LASIK eye surgery – and are concerned about what might happen in case you blink or move during the procedure – we hope that we’ve put your mind at rest. If you wish to learn more and find out if you are a candidate for this operation, contact SightMD. We look forward to answering your questions and helping you decide on the best solution for the health of your eyes.