How To Prepare For Laser Surgery

Are you getting ready to have laser eye surgery? Getting laser eye surgery can be a great way to correct your vision.

Preparing for this type of surgery is critical if you want to ensure that you get the optimal results. If you're concerned about exactly how you should be preparing for your laser eye surgery, here are some tips that will help.

Put Away Contact Lenses

Make sure you have a pair of glasses because you are likely to have to discontinue wearing contact lenses for some time before the procedure. The type of contacts you wear will influence how long you will need to stop wearing contact lenses before the procedure. You need to adhere to your doctor's advice about this because contact lens usage before surgery can have an impact on the outcome of the procedure.

Get a Designated Driver

Laser surgery will not require you to get anesthesia. Instead, your doctor will give you eye drops that will numb your eyes to help prevent you from feeling too much pain.

The numbing eye drops will start to wear off after a few hours. You may experience some discomfort. Given that you have had surgery on your eye you shouldn't drive yourself home. Your doctor will probably prohibit it. This is why you need someone to drive you home after the surgery.

Be Clean Faced

One of the most important ways you can prepare for laser eye surgery is to make sure that you have a clean face on the morning of the surgery. If you are a woman make sure that you're not wearing makeup on the day of the surgery. Wash your face with a mild cleanser and then pat it dry. 

You should also avoid applying moisturizer. Your face should be completely devoid of any kind of product. If you have products on your face you run the risk of these products accidentally getting into your eyes during the laser surgery.

Wear Comfortable Clothes

Even though you will be getting eye surgery and not surgery on any other part of your body, it is still important for you to be comfortable during your surgery. Wear clothing that is loose and comfy, so that you can relax during the procedure.

Getting laser eye surgery to correct your vision is probably something you are looking forward to. Not because of the surgery itself, maybe, but rather the results you will get. Ensuring that you are prepared can go a long way in ensuring that the procedure is a success.