It is important to gather information and address any concerns you may have when getting ready for LASIK surgery or any other kind of laser eye surgery. Here are some queries you might think about posing to your doctor:

1. Am I a good candidate for laser eye surgery or LASIK? To find out if you qualify for the surgery, ask your doctor to assess your eye health and visual prescription. The determination of candidature depends on a number of variables, including corneal thickness, refractive stability, and general eye health.

2. What kind of laser eye surgery do you suggest for my particular situation? Many laser eye surgery methods are available, including LASIK, PRK, and SMILE. Find out from your doctor which operations are different from one another and why they are suggested for your eyes.

3. What are the potential risks and side effects of LASIK surgery? Find out if there are any risks associated with the procedure, such as the possibility of dry eyes, glare, halos, fluctuating vision, or (if applicable) issues with the corneal flap. You can make an informed choice if you are aware of these hazards.

4. What are the expected outcomes and limitations of LASIK surgery? Consult your doctor to learn more about your eyesight’s possible improvement, your chances of obtaining 20/20 vision or better, and the outcomes’ long-term stability. Talk about any restrictions placed on the process, such as the probable requirement for glasses or contacts for particular activities or for aging-related vision changes.

5. How long does it take to recover and receive postoperative care? Learn about the postoperative care guidelines, such as how to apply the prescription eye drops, any necessary activity limitations, and the anticipated recovery period for vision. Ask your doctor how frequently you will need to return for follow-up visits and when you can resume daily activities like driving or working out.

Remember that you can use these inquiries as a jumping off point for your conversation with your doctor. Based on your unique eye health and situation, your specialist will give you individualised advice. You can recall key facts and express any extra queries or worries you may have about your LASIK or laser eye surgery by taking notes throughout your session.

At The Eye Center- Dr. Mahnaz Naveed Shah & Associates our team of eight ophthalmology subspecialists/ eye specialists, eye surgeons who are considered amongst the very best eye specialists in Karachi and in Pakistan, have the diagnostic and treatment capabilities to treat from the simplest to the most complex patients. We work hard to provide our patients with the best possible medical and surgical eye care, in a state of the art purpose built eye care facility. We offer the entire array of medical, laser and surgical treatments to help provide patients the best possible care in the most efficient, safe and ethical manner.

If you need an appointment, please contact us at 03041119544 during our working hours or leave us a WhatsApp message at +923028291799 and someone will connect with you. Walk-in appointments are also available for emergencies. We can also be reached through our web portal on

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