No. On the day of your treatment you will be given anesthetic (numbing) eye drops and valium to relax you. During the actual procedure you have no pain because of these medications. After these medications wear off, some people experience discomfort with PRK or LASEK for 24-48 hours; there is typically no discomfort with LASIK. For the discomfort which can be associated with PRK orLASEK, Dr. Muller provides you with pain medication both in the form of eye drops and pills to keep you comfortable.
If you are concerned about pain (or anything else), we encourage you to speak to patients who have already had the procedure. They love to talk about their experience and are an excellent source of information. It would be our pleasure to provide you with names and numbers.