Preparing for LASIK

Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 25-Jan-2012

pic_surgery03As we illustrated in our recent blog post, 2012 Flexible Spending Accounts: Why Spend on LASIK Now?, now is the best time to spend on LASIK or vision correction surgery. With that in mind, you may have already determined that you are a candidate and scheduled an appointment forLASIK eye surgery.

Here are a few easy tips from our experienced eye doctors to help you prepare for the surgical procedure and life-changing experience.

  • Take time off. While the procedure itself only takes about 15-20 minutes, we ask that the patient make arrangements to stay for an hour to 1 ½ hours. Following the procedure we also recommend that the patient return home to sleep for a few hours in order to allow for the healing process to begin. At Key-Whitman Eye Center we perform most LASIK surgeries on Friday, and the patient is usually able to return to work on Monday. However, every patient heals at a different pace, so it is important to allow for enough time to rest before returning to your daily routine.
  • Come with a clean face. On the day of the surgery, it is important that you refrain from wearing any makeup or lotion on your face or near your eyes, this will prevent any unwanted bacteria from entering the eye post surgery.
  • Dress comfortably and in layers. Be sure to wear something comfortable on surgery day so that you will not have to change clothes when you return home to rest. You may also want to wear layers, as the surgery room is kept at a cooler temperature.
  • Coordinate transportation. You will not be able to drive immediately following the procedure, so be sure to coordinate with a family member or friend to drive you to and from the LASIK center.

If you have any questions prior to your LASIK eye surgery appointment, be sure to contact us at Key-Whitman Eye Center.

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