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What if I Blink or Move During LASIK?

Blinking or moving during LASIK or another laser vision correction procedure is a common concern that we hear from our patients. Great news! Blinking and moving during LASIK is nothing to be worried or concerned about.

During vision correction procedures we use a device that gently holds your eye open so that you do not have to think about it. It is therefore impossible for you to close your eye or blink during the procedure. We keep the surface of your eye lubricated with drops, so your eye does not get dry, and you will not feel the need to blink.

There is nothing that a patient can do to “mess up” the procedure. The laser uses a sophisticated tracking system that measures the position of your eye a thousand times per second. It follows your eye at the same speed and is therefore always perfectly centered.

So, no need to worry about keeping your eye open or moving your eye during the procedure. If you head or body moves, from a cough or sneeze, then the laser moves with you or stops altogether. You will be lying down on a comfortable flat, cushioned bed during the procedure, which only takes about 6 minutes!

At Kugler Vision, we make your experience as comfortable as possible. Laser vision correction is painless, easy, extremely safe and accurate. If you would like to know more about our state-of-the-art technology and safety at Kugler Vision, please call us at 402.558.2211 for more information.

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Lance Kugler, MD

Lance Kugler, MD, is a specialist in LASIK and vision correction surgery and CEO of Kugler Vision. A proud Omaha native, he is passionate about improving lives through clear vision. Dr. Kugler serves on several national boards, and his practice is recognized internationally as a center of excellence. Dr. Kugler is one of the original founders of the Refractive Surgery Alliance, an international organization comprised of over 350 of the world’s leading vision correction surgeons; he also served as its first president. In 2019, Dr. Kugler was selected as a TEDx speaker, and delivered a talk in Omaha about the worldwide epidemic of nearsightedness and refractive solutions. Dr. Kugler is an Associate Professor of Refractive Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Truhlsen Eye Institute, has been published in many medical journals, and participates in numerous clinical studies to advance the field of vision correction surgery. Additionally, Dr. Kugler is proud to be a Board Certified Fellow of the World College of Refractive Surgery & Visual Sciences. Dr. Kugler and his wife are proud parents to five active kids. When he has a spare moment, he enjoys skiing, tennis, travel, and fine coffee.

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