Even though LASIK is a relatively safe procedure with a history of very few complications, these risk factors should be considered:

  • Infection
  • Corneal flap problems
  • Irregular healing
  • Corneal surface irregularities
  • Contact lens intolerance

Certain temporary side effects can be expected as part of the recovery process:

  • Light sensitivity
  • Halo effect
  • Fluctuating vision
  • Watery or dry eyes