Long-term complications are considered rare and generally result from poor pre/post-op care, wound healing or infections.

Most side-effects resolve themselves over time.  They include:

  • Glare
  • Halos around images
  • Trouble driving at night
  • Fluctuating vision
  • Dry eyes
  • Scratchy eyes
  • Light sensitivity
  • Small bruises on your eye

Our optometrists strongly recommend that moderate-to-severe dry eye patients treat their chronic dry eye symptoms seriously prior to doing any LASIK or refractive surgery. A stable tear film is crucial for the healing process in order to minimize long-term visual and comfort issues.