A: Although the eye is made numb with eyedrops, there is some pressure on the eye and the eyelids while the laser keratome is used. To decrease a patient’s stress and discomfort during that part of the procedure, patients are given Valium preoperatively. There is no discomfort during the laser’s use. You will be given one pain pill after completion of the surgery. The eye will usually feel scratchy for about three hours after LASIK. Usually, no other pain medicines will be required.