Quick & easy! My eyes felt 90% better 5 hours after surgery just a little dry and itchy feeling but otherwise I could see 20/20. My eyes have blood spots (which I was told is normal before the surgery) but not bothering me whatsoever. The artificial tears help a lot. The surgery did not hurt at all, just felt a little uncomfortable in the beginning when the suction contraption thing went on.. it felt like it was pushed into my eye socket ?? it couldnt have lasted more than one minute though. Highly recommend this procedure. Im so happy I did it!