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Closeup portrait of nervous, stressed young nerdy guy man in panic and fear, biting fingernails looking anxiously craving something isolated on white background. Negative emotion expression feelingIf you don’t know anybody who has had LASIK surgery, you may be asking yourself, “Is LASIK scary?” At the Rochester Eye & Laser Center, we make every effort to mitigate your LASIK fears.

Here are 8 of the most common LASIK fears, all of which you will not find at Rochester Eye and Laser.


8. The doctor is going to cut my eye with what!?

There is no cutting with a blade at the Rochester Eye & Laser Center. Dr. Lindahl performs LASIK eye surgery, with state-of-the-art laser equipment. All laser LASIK eye surgery is the standard of care today.

7. I’m scared I may blink or move my eye during LASIK surgery.

Our team will instill numbing drops in your eyes prior to your LASIK procedure. You will not even feel the urge to blink! Additionally, our surgeon will place a small instrument to keep your eye open for you.

As far as moving your eye, the eye tracker in the Wavefront EX500 Laser tracks the motion of your eye 1000 times per second and adjusts if necessary. Now that’s fast! The entire procedure only takes 10 minutes from beginning to end. There isn’t even enough time to think about your LASIK fears.

6. Will I have to wear something over my eyes after LASIK?

Yes, we will cover your new super eyes with clear plastic eye shields. You will wear your clear eye shields for the first 24 hours and while you sleep for 5 nights to prevent you from accidentally rubbing your eyes.

5. Tricky pricing, is that what I will find at Providence Eye?

We do not believe in any tricks. Honest, straightforward pricing is what you will find at the Rochester Eye and Laser Center. We are even happy to discuss the details over the phone.

4. Is there big scary testing equipment?

Our testing equipment isn’t scary at all! The blade-free Wavelight® technology and Contoura Vision customized to you, is one of the most important pieces of equipment that we have. The Contoura Vision technology precisely maps up to 22,000 unique elevation points on each eye. This gives us a detailed map for each eye and allows us to give you a LASIK treatment that is more tailored and completely unique to your eyes. With these data points, we can give a precise, unique treatment to each individual patient and each individual eye. Our doctors analyze all of this data to determine if you are an ideal LASIK candidate.

3. Where is the LASIK actually done? Is LASIK scary?

Not at all. Our laser suite is located right upstairs from our main office, in our calm and quiet, LASIK suit. The high-tech suit is temperature and environmentally controlled to make you very comfortable and alleviate any LASIK fears you may have going into the procedure. The laser bed is super comfortable too. We even have a pillow for your knees and a tension ball for you to squeeze. Take a tour and see for yourself.

2. Nurses like nurse hatchet from one flew over the cuckoo’s nest, mean and nasty?

Not a chance! All of our ophthalmic technicians and registered nurses are super friendly! The best part about our team is that we are always there for you. We believe in no surprises, so we will talk you through every step of the procedure. You will never be left alone.

1. The number one least scary thing about having LASIK at the Rochester Eye & Laser Center is…

Our surgeon, Dr. Lindahl! Have you read the reviews? People use words like caring, calm, knowledgeable, and kind. What more could you ask for!

Now that we have answered the ultimate question, “Is LASIK Scary?” and you know that it is not scary at all, contact us today to schedule your free consultation.


Also, our website is jammed packed with great content that educates our patients. We have a lot of videos, assessments, financing information, online scheduling and much more. Check us out.

As always, if you any questions or concerns about LASIK, give Kristen a call at 585-546-7611.

Hope to see you soon!


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