Female Voice: So they're actually quite comfortable. The deeper you go, the less nerves you have. So actually you don't feel it as much. But we still use topical anesthetic so that's painted on your skin about 45 minutes before the procedure and then usually by the time that's completed, we wiped that off. People don't really feel very much of the procedure at all. I also like to talk to my patients during the procedure. I call it talkesthesia and a lot of times, people don't even realize what we're doing until we're done and that's kind of nice too because they're distracted. So part of that pain is just being aware and anxious about what's going on. And if you can make people feel comfortable, that helps a lot.
Are Eye Treatments Painful?
Dr. Ramona Behshad discusses how to reduce pain during eye treatments.