Patient Discomfort


Whether a patient will feel discomfort during and after laser eye surgery at our La Jolla-based San Diego practice depends on the individual and the specific procedure being performed. Patients who undergo LASIK generally feel no pain because of the creation of the flap during surgery. Patients who undergo PRK may experience minimal discomfort during the 7 to 10 day healing period following surgery.

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People oftentimes ask, "Is there any pain associated with laser vision correction?" The answer really depends on the patient, as well as which procedure is being done. Some patients have a very high threshold for pain. Other patients have a low threshold for pain. In terms of the procedure, with LASIK there's little or no pain or discomfort because of the creation of the flap. With PRK, we're doing surgery on the direct surface of the eye, so the surface has to take about seven to ten days to heal. Sometimes, there can be some discomfort for the first two or three days after that surgery.

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Our team at GW Eye Associates in La Jolla and Del Mar can provide a wide range of high-quality eye care services. Dr. Gordon G. Wong and Dr. Wildon C. Wong have over 45 years of combined experience and belong to several prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Optometric Association

For more information about our services, contact our office online or call us at (858) 454-4699 today.

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