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Drs. Fine, Hoffman & Sims Opthalmologists in Eugene Oregon

About Your Eye Surgery

Refractive surgery offers hope to those of us whose lifestyle is inhibited by the necessity of contact lenses or eyeglasses. Most people can use contact lenses and eyeglasses, but not everyone is satisfied with the results offered by those choices.

If you are a candidate for refractive surgery, you may choose to change the way you see the world. For those people restricted from certain occupations and recreational activities because of dependency on corrective eyewear, barriers can be removed. Refractive surgery is a long-term solution to vision problems. Refractive surgery does more than change the way you look; it changes the way you see. Our happiest patients are those who have changed the way they see themselves.

If you are scheduled for surgery, the following information will help you through your process:


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Commonly Asked Questions:
How soon after surgery will I see well?

Each patient is different. Most patients experience a dramatic improvement 8 to 10 hours after the treatment.

Can I drive home after the procedure?
No, you should arrange for someone to transport you. You should not drive for at least 24 hours after the surgery, possibly longer.

Will I still need my glasses or contacts?
The goal of refractive surgery is to reduce your dependence on glasses and/or contact lenses, but refractive patients still may benefit from reading glasses or distance glasses when they desire perfect near or distance vision.

Do I need to come back for follow up visits?
Yes, there are 5 required visits after your procedure. The schedule is:
  • 24 hours
  • 1 to 2 weeks
  • 1 month
  • 3 months
  • 6 month