When you come in for your custom LASIK procedure, we hope you are excited and ready for this experience that will enhance your active lifestyle by reducing or possibly eliminating your dependence on eyeglasses or contact lenses. There are no dietary restrictions on the day of the procedure. We do ask that you remove any make-up that day and not wear any perfume or cologne. Fragrances can interfere with the laser. You are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing.
You will need a companion to drive you home after your LASIK® procedure. Be sure to bring all of your paperwork, completed and ready to submit.
Our surgeon will ask you to look at a flashing red light throughout the treatment portion of the procedure. The surgeon will monitor your eye through the microscope at all times. You will hear a clicking sound the laser makes during the surgery. This is perfectly normal.
In all, the procedure should take no more than about 15 minutes on average.
After your procedure, your LASIK surgeon will examine your eyes in the post-op exam room. The technician will review your post-operative instructions and give you a time the next day to come back for your post-operative follow-up exam.
Afterwards, you will be allowed to leave with your driver to go home to rest. You will take home post-operative instructions and a post-operative kit to help you care for your eye.
Following your surgery, you will typically come back for follow-up examinations one day after your procedure and then at the following intervals: two weeks, one month, three months, six months and 12 months. At any time, if you have any reason for additional post-operative care on other occasions, you may be seen at no additional cost.