Are you preparing to have laser eye surgery? If laser eye surgery is something that you cannot avoid, the best thing you can do is to be as prepared as possible.
Being prepared for your laser eye surgery means that you understand what the procedure entails and how you are going to go about your recovery. If you are feeling anxious about the procedure, it is probably because you do not know enough. Here's a closer look at what you can expect from laser eye surgery.
Are You a Good Candidate?
One of the first things that your doctor will do is to make sure that you are a good candidate for the surgery. Several tests will be done and your eye surgeon will explain to you what each of them is for. If you have any questions, you should ask.
Part of finding out if you are a good candidate is to know about your medical history. Make sure that you tell your doctor about any health issues that you had in the past, and also about any medication you are currently taking.
If you wear contact lenses, you will likely be asked to stop wearing them a few weeks before surgery. This is because contact lenses can sometimes change the shape of your cornea. This may mean that your doctor gets inaccurate measurements in preparation for your surgery.
If your eye doctor is not able to make accurate measurements of your cornea, it may minimize the effects of the procedure. The easy solution is just to wear glasses instead of contact lenses during this period.
One of the things you would need to make sure of is that you have someone to take care of you once the procedure is over. You are going to need a designated driver to take you to the appointment, wait for you until it is finished, and then take you home.
Your eye surgeon is likely to give you a sedative before your surgery, and you may even be given shields to protect your eyes once the procedure is completed. This means that you will not be able to drive and need to have someone to assist you.
If you take the time to ask the right questions of your eye surgeon and know what you should do before and after surgery, you will be amazed by the results of your surgery.