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What happens If Someone Moves, Sneeze, or Blink Eyes During LASIK?

As we cannot control involuntary actions such as sneezing and coughing, almost all patients planning to have LASIK are curious to know ーwhat happens if one sneeze, move, or blink eyes during LASIK? And will It change the result? So this blog intends to clarify your “very obvious” doubts about LASIK.

What is LASIK?

LASIK is a corrective eye surgery done to adjust the cornea’s refractive power and solve nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism problems. Since this surgery is done with Laser, it is named LASIK. The cornea is the outer transparent layer of the eye that helps to focus light on the retina. But when the cornea’s shape is altered, it cannot provide clear vision. LASIK surgery adjusts and reshapes the cornea with Laser and provides a permanent solution to the above problems.


The eye is anesthetized with numbing eyedrop and the eyelids are opened wide with a speculum. Next, the corneal flap is excised and reshaped with a laser. Once the surgery is done, the flap is replaced. The LASIK eye surgery in Mumbai has  90-95 % success rates and is completed in a brief period of  15-20 minutes.

What if I Blink?

There is no chance of eye blinking because the surgeon first sedates the eye with a numbing eye drop that withdraws eye sensation to close the eyelid involuntarily. Next, the surgeon holds the eyelid with a speculum to avoid eye blinking. So, the eye cannot blink and obstruct the procedure.

What If I Sneeze?

The procedure is very brief, out of which most time is spent in planning surgery, and only a few seconds are invested in the actual laser procedure. Therefore, the likeness of sneezing during this period is very less.

What If I Move Eyes?

LASIK surgery uses an advanced feature called “eye tracker” that monitors eye position and adjusts laser treatment synchronously with the eye’s involuntary movement. Therefore LASIK provides very accurate laser eye treatment.

Clear Vision provides a range of quality eye treatments. Our approach to treatment is diagnosis-based, and our compassionate team helps patients remain calm and content during treatment. So, if you are looking for LASIK eye surgery in Mumbai, contact us to learn details of the LASIK procedure.