About Your Eye Surgery
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:
Feel free to call or drop in if you'd like to speak to someone in person.
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?
Do I need to come back for follow up visits?
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.
Yes, there are 5 required visits after your procedure. The schedule is:
- 24 hours
- 1 to 2 weeks
- 1 month
- 3 months
- 6 month