Whether you are sick and tired of wearing contacts day in and day out or if you would like to take a permanent hiatus from your glasses, you may want to consider Lasik eye surgery from Dr. David Aizuss. By reshaping your corneal tissue, Lasik can restore your eyesight to near perfection. Before you take the plunge and get Lasik, however, it’s important that you know how to prepare. Use the tips listed below.
Step 1: Quit Smoking
Smoking is bad for nearly every aspect of your health; including your vision. Before you undergo surgery, you need to quit smoking for at least two weeks beforehand. Smoking slows down your body’s ability to heal itself after surgery— leaving you more prone to infection.
Step 2: Stop Wearing Contacts
We encourage all of our Lasik patients to stop wearing contact lenses for about two weeks before surgery— this helps your cornea stabilize itself which makes Lasik more efficient. Even though you may hate wearing glasses in public, it will be beneficial in the long-term.
Step 3: Schedule a Ride Home
You will not be able to drive right after you have Lasik. So, make sure that you schedule a ride home afterward. If you are unable to find a ride, contact our office beforehand, and we can try to make arrangements for you.
Step 4: Don’t Wear Makeup to the Appointment
Even if you hate being caught outside for two seconds without makeup, don’t wear any makeup to your Lasik appointment because it will only interfere with the procedure.
Preparing for Lasik is fairly easy. Just make sure you quit smoking and stop wearing contacts two weeks before surgery, that you schedule a ride home, and that you don’t wear makeup to your appointment. To learn more about Lasik or to schedule a consultation, contact Dr. David Aizuss today!