On the day of your LASIK procedure, you should plan on being at our office for about an hour and a half. During this time, post operative instructions will be explained in detail and any last minute questions answered.
Once administrative details are complete, you will be given a mild sedative to help you relax during the procedure. We will also apply numbing eye drops to ensure a painless procedure. During your procedure, your doctor will talk you through each step they are performing and will let you know what you should expect to see and feel.
After your LASIK procedure, you will be taken to our recovery area to rest for a few minutes. The doctor will examine your eyes again before you leave and will answer any follow-up questions you might have. You will need to have someone with you to assist you in getting home following your LASIK surgery.
When you arrive home, you may want to take some of the prescribed pain medication and rest. You may experience some mild discomfort (watery eyes, stinging, light sensitivity) during this time and you may be more comfortable with your eyes closed.
The day after your LASIK surgery, you will come back to the office for a post operative examination which lasts about 30 minutes. The doctor will review your progress and answer any follow-up questions you might have. 90% of patients return to normal daily activities within 24 hours of their procedure.
Should you have any questions after your one day post op exam, do not hesitate to call our LASIK Coordinator at the phone number provided on your post-op forms.