How to Prepare for Your LASIK Eye Surgery

Once you decide to undergo LASIK eye surgery, it can be tempting to book an appointment with little consideration for how you should prepare. Although it is a relatively simple and low-risk surgery, there are some things you can do in preparation to make the surgery go as well as possible.

Take the Consultation Seriously

Every reputable surgeon will want to conduct a consultation with you prior to surgery. This is to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for the procedure, and to complete any necessary tests on your eyes. Every person suffers a different level of vision loss, so these tests are vital to ensuring your corrections will be suited to your needs.

Be prepared with a list of questions that you want to ask your surgeon during your consultation.

Dress Accordingly

Carefully consider what you will be wearing on the day of your surgery. Do not wear makeup, particularly eye makeup, which risks the event of particles falling into your eye, which can irritate you and interfere with the LASIK eye surgery.

Also, do not wear large accessories in your hair because these will keep you from being able to position yourself correctly underneath the laser.

Eat or Drink Accordingly

Your surgeon will advise you on whether to eat a light meal before surgery, or to fast for up to 12 hours beforehand. Each professional maintains different preferences, so, make sure you’ve checked this out and have abided by any guidelines relayed to you by your surgeon.

Follow these steps to ensure your LASIK eye surgery goes as smoothly and successfully as it can.


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