5 Things to Expect from Your Upcoming Lasik Surgery
What to expect before, during, and after LASIK surgery at Will Vision and Laser Centers will vary from patient to patient. Rest assured that your decision to have LASIK will be life-changing. You have decided to experience clearer vision and are probably excited about the prospect of no longer depending on eyeglasses or contact lenses.
It’s normal to be curious and even a bit nervous about your upcoming LASIK procedure. By reading about these five things to expect from your LASIK surgery, you will be well prepared!
1. Before the Day of Surgery
If you wear contact lenses, you probably stopped wearing them before your baseline evaluation and have switched to wearing your eyeglasses full-time. Since contact lenses change your cornea’s shape for up to several weeks after you have stopped using them, it’s important to wait out the period recommended by Dr. Brian before scheduling your surgery.
2. On the Day of Surgery
Arrive early with enough time to complete any paperwork and for pre-operative medications to take effect. You may be offered a mild sedative to reduce potential anxiety before your LASIK treatment, and your eye area will be disinfected.
3. During Surgery
Numbing eye drops will be applied to your eyes before LASIK procedure. These will make the procedure both comfortable and decrease your urge to blink.
Working on one eye at a time, based on the measurement data gathered at your pre-operative exam, your surgeon will gently reshape your cornea to achieve vision correction. During this process, you will be aware of new smells and sounds originating from the laser. Expect to smell a scent that is similar to singed hair during this rapid procedure.
4. After Surgery
Immediately after the procedure, expect some burning, itching, or the feeling like something is in your eyes. It’s normal to experience some discomfort or even mild pain, and your doctor may suggest you take a mild pain reliever. Your eyes may tear or water, and your vision will probably be hazy or blurry, making it essential that you’ve planned to have someone drive you home.
5. Once You Arrive Home
Once you have safely arrived home, it’s advised that you rest your eyes for the remainder of the day. It is recommended that you sleep on your back for the first night while wearing the protective eye shields. Expect to be able to resume most of your normal daily activities over the next 24—48 hours.
When you visit Dr. Brian Will and his team for LASIK surgery in Portland, OR, you will receive world-class care from one of the most respected names in vision correction surgery. To schedule an initial appointment with our specialist, contact us online or call our office at (877) 542-3937 today!