The way to a clear vision

The way to a clear vision with the Z LASIK procedure consists of different steps which are all equally important. Ask your doctor if you need further information on how the procedure works and to determine if you are suitable for laser vision correction. You can expect the following steps:

Step One

Step Two

Step Three

Assessment of your individual profile

Before you decide on the best route to improve your vision, make an appointment with your eye doctor. During your appointment, your doctor will give you detailed information on which options to consider as well as an overview of the risks and benefits. To determine if Z LASIK is right for you, your doctor will run a series of tests and perform an eye exam.

During this process, your eyes will be electronically measured in detail: thousands of data points are surveyed to create an accurate multi-dimensional image of your eye’s surface. This information will act as a map and guide the laser treatment in a way that is uniquely designed to best correct your refractive error.

The measurement is painless and will not involve anything touching the eye. Precise measurement is very important as it informs your doctor on the best treatment plan to minimize potential risks and complications. 

The day of your vision correction

On the day of your treatment you will have another opportunity to ask your doctor any questions you may still have. The doctor will perform some final checks and examine your notes.

A few minutes before the treatment, your eye will be anesthetized so you won’t feel pain.

You will then be taken into the laser suite. Your eyelids will be gently held open to prevent you from blinking during the procedure. The whole procedure will take around 5 minutes per eye. For more details on the Z LASIK procedure, click here.

Immediately after your treatment you will be able to open and close your eye normally. In the recovery room you can lie down and rest for a while before you leave the clinic. Depending on your doctor’s recommendation, your eyes may be protected with contact lenses for one day. Special drops will be given to promote the healing and prevent infection.

After the procedure

The day after your surgery you will return to your doctor for a post-surgery checkup.

Most LASIK patients already notice a dramatic visual improvement within the first few hours after the treatment1. Usually, you will be able to go back to work after one day.

To ensure that you continue to heal well, eye exams will be scheduled one week and one or two months after your initial treatment.

It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions on eye care after your LASIK treatment. Good care will help you quickly recover from the surgery.



Durrie DS, Brinton JP, Avila MR, Stahl ED.J. Evaluating the speed of visual recovery following thin-flap LASIK with a femtosecond laser. Refract Surg. 2012 Sep;28(9):620-4. doi: 10.3928/1081597X-20120815-06.

Important patient information
Ziemer FEMTO LDV lasers are prescription medical devices that can only be used by accredited eye care professionals for LASIK and other approved surgical procedures. Only a trained eye care professional can determine if a FEMTO LDV laser procedure is appropriate for your condition. Talk to your doctor if you have a family history of keratoconus, glaucoma, other eye-related diseases, diabetes, a history of herpes simplex or herpes zoster keratitis, significant dry eye, severe allergies or have had changes in your vision over the past year.

The LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) procedure causes permanent changes to the cornea as a therapy for myopia, hyperopia or other diseases where the cornea is not an optimal shape. You should not have LASIK if you have autoimmune or an immunodeficiency disease, if you are pregnant or nursing, show signs of corneal thinning, or take medications with eye-related side effects, such as Isotretinoin (Accutane®) for acne treatment or Amiodarone hydrochloride (Cordarone®) for cardiac arrhythmia. LASIK is for adults whose vision has stabilized.

Risks associated with the LASIK procedure include: dry eye syndrome, the possible need for glasses or contact lenses after surgery, visual symptoms including halos, glare, starbursts, double vision, other visual irregularities or possible loss of vision. Results may vary for each individual patient.