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Preparation and After-Care Procedures for Lasik Vision Correction Surgery

Preparation and After-Care Procedures for Lasik Vision Correction Surgery

It Is Important to Know and Understand Preparation and After-Care Procedures for Lasik Vision Correction Surgery So That You Can Get Have the Best Experience. At Excel Eye Care We Want to Ensure That All of Our Patients Get the Best Care for Their Eyes so They Can See Better. Call (847) 495-8969 to Schedule a Pre OperativeConsultation with Our Eye Doctor.

When you make the important decision to have elective Lasik vision correction surgery, there are some things you need to know about how to prepare and what to expect following your procedure. At Excel Eye Care Professionals in Buffalo Grove, IL, we provide our patients with important access to information about this life-changing laser surgery and can provide comprehensive support before and after your procedure. If you have questions about how Lasik correction can improve your life by helping you see better, let our experts show you the many benefits it can offer while providing you with the support you need to get the most from your procedure.

What should I know before my Lasik surgery?

There are a few things you will need to do prior to your surgery. Your eye doctor will provide you with specific instruction to follow, but here are some key points to remember. At Excel Eye Care Professionals, you will undergo a personalized consultation to assess your vision correction needs. Your doctor will measure your cornea, and discuss your medical history, as well as closely examine your eye to look for any other issues. You will need to stop using contact lenses before your surgery. Depending on the type, 1-3 weeks may be required in order to prepare your eyes for your Lasik procedure. Soft contact lenses can be worn for longer, but you will still be required to use only glasses for at least one week before your Lasik appointment. You will need to arrange for someone else to drive you home following your procedure. It is also important that you do not use eye makeup, lotions, or perfumes for 1-2 days prior to your surgery. Your doctor may give you specific instructions for removing debris from your eyelashes, so you can minimize your chances of developing an infection.

What happens during my Lasik procedure?

Lasik vision correction is typically a quick procedure, taking from 15-30 minutes, depending on your individual needs. Numbing drops will be used in your eyes and a special tool will be used to hold your eyelids open, so you cannot blink. You may be given medication to help you relax. During your procedure, your doctor will cut a small flap in the front of your eye in order to gain access to the cornea. The Lasik laser will then be used to reshape your cornea to address your vision problems. Once your doctor is finished, the flap will be moved back into place, where it will heal without any stitches required.

What can I do to make sure my eyes heal correctly?

It is imperative that you listen to and follow the directions given to you by your doctor for your post-surgical care. You may experience some dry eye symptoms, itching or burning, and even minor pain following your appointment. However, these typically dissipate over the course of a few days or weeks. Your follow-up appointment will be scheduled for a few days after your initial surgery to ensure your eye is healing correctly. You will likely also need to schedule other follow-up appointments over the course of 6 months following your surgery. You will need to wait a few weeks before using eye makeup, engaging in contact sports, or swimming. You may also be required to wear an eye shield while you sleep.

At Excel Eye Care Professionals in Buffalo Grove, IL, we want our Lasik patients to achieve the best possible surgery outcomes. We provide exceptional support and detailed care instructions for before and after your surgery, so you can improve your eye health and reduce the risk of complications. Call us today to schedule your laser vision correction pre operative consultation.