FAQ - GENERAL 

MAJOR QUESTIONS WE HEAR FROM PATIENTS

Q

Will I be a good candidate for treatment?

A

For the best possible results, we are able to treat most people over 19 years old who have had a stable prescription for 12 months. A consultation with a Glory Seoul optometrist will determine your suitability for treatment based on your personal prescription, lifestyle and experience.

Q

Do I need to leave my contact lenses out prior to laser eye treatment?

A

Yes. Depending on the type of lenses you wear, you will need to leave them out (and wear glasses) prior to consultation / laser eye treatment. Contact lenses may distort the cornea and lead to inaccurate measurements and treatments.

Q

Will I ever need glasses again?

A

Fewer than 1 in 1,000 patients requires glasses for distance after laser vison correction. The majority

of those who do require them only for specific tasks. However, as we grow older a condition called presbyopia usually develops, and most people will eventually require reading glasses, whether they have treatment or not. However, new treatments that may eliminate the need for reading glasses are currently undergoing clinical trials. 

Q

Will I experience discomfort during or after treatment?

A

We use anesthetic eye drops that completely numb your eye so you remain comfortable throughout the

procedure. After LASIK treatment, patients may feel some grittiness, light sensitivity and watering for a short while. With PRK treatment, you may feel some mild discomfort after the treatment, potentially in the first 24-48 hours. 

Q

How much can I expect my vision to improve?

A

The final result depends on your original prescription. Although we are unable to guarantee you 20/20 vision, we can reasonably predict outcomes based on the original levels of prescription. 

Q

When will I be able to drive and return to work?

A

LASIK has a faster visual recovery time, with nearly all patients noticing a marked improvement the same

day. Most people are able to drive and return to work within 48 hours unless their work environment is very dusty or dirty. Recovery following PRK treatment can take up to 4-7 days. 

Q

Is the procedure safe?

A

Yes. However, all laser treatments are classed as surgical procedures and as such carry some degree

of risk, although minimal. 

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