The consultation process with your eye doctor is crucial in determining whether or not you’ll go ahead with the LASIK laser eye operation. This is also the best time to raise your concerns with your doctor so that they may be answered and your concerns may be alleviated. At the same time, it should help you manage expectations as to what kind of results you are likely to get after the procedure.
Here are some of the questions that you can seek an answer for with your eye doctor before agreeing to go ahead with the surgery.
- How will it improve my vision?
LASIK laser eye surgery is renowned for being able to bring back your vision’s clarity to the point that you will no longer have to wear your prescription glasses or contact lenses. You will have to rest your eyes for a few days following the surgery, of course, but you can immediately see the difference after the surgery.
- How should I prepare for the operation?
If you’re wearing contact lenses, take them off before the operation so that you can let your cornea rest and go back to its natural form. The measurements for the surgery will depend on that, and this may be compromised by a misshapen cornea brought about by regular contact lens use. Don’t wear makeup, eye cream, lotion, or moisturizer from the day prior to the surgery.
- What I can expect in recovery?
It will sting and burn a bit, obviously because you’ve had an operation. Just don’t scratch it so you don’t damage it, and stay away from electronic devices like your mobile phone or TV. Let your eyes rest; keep it from getting strained especially since it’s still freshly wounded.