LASIK eye surgery is very beneficial for people with less than perfect vision. It helps patients see without the aid of glasses or contacts. If you have decided to go this route, then there are a few things you should know before your appointment. The following tips will help you get ready, so you can relax when it’s time for surgery.
- Plan to Arrive Early
Make sure you give yourself extra time to arrive at your appointment. You should be in the office and ready to go on time. Having some spare minutes will help account for potential traffic or other delays and reduce anxiety of running late.
- Skip the Caffeine
If you usually drink soda, coffee, or other caffeinated beverages – skip them on your surgery day. It might be best to avoid them the day before as well if caffeine has a strong effect on you. This will allow you to relax when it is time for your LASIK eye surgery.
- Find a Babysitter for the Kids
No children should be present when you undergo LASIK eye surgery. Going without the little ones will reduce stress and avoid accidental injury during post-op. Make sure you have a trusted babysitter lined up who can watch the kids for you.
- Have a Responsible Adult Drive You Home
You will feel fine after the procedure, but you will not be able to drive. Arrange to have a responsible adult there to drive you home and help you get settled in afterward. Your doctor can advise you when it is safe to drive again.
Talk About LASIK Eye Surgery with an Ophthalmologist
Find out if LASIK is the best option for you by speaking to a professional. Our ophthalmologists, Drs. Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey are available to evaluate your vision and recommend the best corrective treatment for you. Call us today to learn more about preparing for and undergoing corrective eye surgery.