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Preparing for Your LASIK Procedure

Getting ready for your LASIK eye surgery involves more than just scheduling the procedure. Proper preparation is key to ensuring a smooth experience and optimal results. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you prepare for your LASIK eye surgery.

Pre-Operative Consultation

Your preparation begins with a thorough pre-operative consultation:

  • Comprehensive Eye Exam: Our eye care professionals will conduct an extensive eye exam to evaluate your eye health and determine your suitability for LASIK.
  • Medical History Review: Be prepared to discuss your medical history, including any medications you are taking, as certain conditions and medications can affect your eligibility.
  • Custom Treatment Plan: Based on your examination, we will develop a customized LASIK treatment plan tailored to your specific vision needs.
Comprehensive Eye Exam before LASIK surgery

Discontinue Contact Lens Use

Contact lenses can alter the shape of your cornea, which is crucial for accurate measurements and effective treatment:

  • Soft Contact Lenses: STOP wearing soft contact lenses at least 1-2 weeks before your initial consultation.
  • Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses: If you wear rigid gas permeable lenses, you may need to discontinue use for at least 2-4 weeks before your consultation.
  • Follow Specific Instructions: Our team will provide specific guidelines based on the type of lenses you wear.
Stop wearing contact lenses before LASIK

Adjust Medication and Supplements

Certain medications and supplements can interfere with the LASIK procedure:

Plan for Post-Surgery Care

Arrange for someone to assist you after your surgery:

Avoid Certain Products

To reduce the risk of infection and ensure a clean surgical environment:

Follow Dietary Guidelines

Your diet can impact your body’s ability to heal:

Dress Comfortably

Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing on the day of your surgery:

Follow Specific Pre-Surgery Instructions

Our team will provide you with detailed pre-surgery instructions:

Mental Preparation

It’s normal to feel nervous before surgery, but preparing mentally can help:

  • Relaxation Techniques: Practice relaxation techniques such as deep breathing or meditation to help calm your nerves.
  • Stay Informed: Understanding the procedure and knowing what to expect can alleviate anxiety. Don’t hesitate to ask our team any questions you may have.
LASIK surgery procedure

Ready for Your LASIK Journey?

By following these preparation steps, you can help ensure a successful LASIK experience. If you have any questions or need further clarification, our team at Eye Associates of New Mexico is here to assist you every step of the way. Schedule your pre-operative consultation today and take the first step towards clearer vision.