If you find that LASIK vision correction is suitable for your particular eye condition, then there is a series of instructions you should follow beforehand. Proper pre operation behavior can help increase the success rate of the process.
The first thing one should do if he or she is considering LASIK surgery is to get themselves educated. They should know about the cost, the process, the side effects that could occur post surgery, and whether their vision problems are right for this form of correction. This can all be discovered through our staff at Eye Michigan. A possible patient can come in for a free evaluation, and talk about going through the surgery and basically what comes next. After the operation a LASIK candidate can potentially experience glare, halos, wrinkles of the flap, problems with night vision, and more, so it is important to understand when you are experiencing any of these and what should be done about them.
Before the surgery, you are not permitted to wear contact lenses. The amount of time you’re not supposed to wear them depends on the strength of the contacts. For soft contacts, you shouldn’t wear them for a week before, for toric lenses you shouldn’t wear them for two weeks, and for rigid gas permeable lenses, you shouldn’t where them from two to three weeks.
On the day the surgery is to be performed, one should be accompanied by a driver to get oneself to our clinic. The patient is allowed to take their regular medication and eat beforehand. However, we ask that one doesn’t wear make up the day of the surgery, and we also suggest dressing in loose or comfortable clothing.
Even though there isn’t much preparation to do before LASIK vision correction, Eye Michigan recommends being aware of what is to be expected so it doesn’t hit the patient all at one. Following these guidelines could help with results, and any questions could be answered by our doctors at Eye Michigan. Feel free to visit our website www.eyemichigan.com for further contact information or anything about our procedures.