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LASIK – What to Expect Before, During and After Surgery

Before Surgery:

  • A complete dilated eye exam will be done to determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK.
  • Patients who wear contact lenses will be asked to refrain from wearing them for a specific period.
  • If our doctors determine you are a good candidate for LASIK, risks and benefits and your after-care will be discussed.

During Surgery:

  • Numbing drops will be placed in your eyes to prevent any pain during the procedure.
  • You will be given a valium to reduce any pre-surgery jitters and nervousness.
  • The technicians will position you in a proper, comfortable position under the laser’s microscope.
  • To prevent unnecessary blinking, a painless device called a speculum is used to gently cushion the eyelids.
  • During the procedure you will notice the laser making a clicking sound during the treatment.
  • You will not feel any discomfort during the procedure.

After Surgery:

  • You will be put in an examination room where you will relax for 10-20 minutes. During this time your vision will be very fuzzy. This is normal.
  • Your doctor will examine your eyes before you leave to ensure that the LASIK flaps are in proper position.
  • You will receive a post-operative kit containing drops to use following surgery.
  • Go home and relax.  It’s best to rest as much as possible after your surgery.
  • For your 1-day post operative appointment, you will see your doctor. Your vision may still be blurry – it may take a week or more to improve.
  • Patients are to continue their medications as instructed and follow-up as scheduled.
  • Enjoy your new vision…!

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