Did you finally go ahead and schedule that laser vision correction procedure? It is exciting to know that soon you won’t have to bother with glasses or contacts – but it can also be a bit unnerving to know that you will soon be undergoing a medical procedure. Your doctor will have specific instructions to follow for your procedure, but here is some information on what you might expect!
Are you ready for your procedure?
Laser vision correction is safe and effective, and millions of people have had it safely performed. You just might want to keep a few things in mind:
• You’ll have to stop wearing contact lenses. Your corneas need a chance to get back to their natural shape, so you will have to stop wearing your contacts about a week before the procedure.
• Make sure you’ll be warm during the procedure. Being cold is never pleasant, as far as some people are concerned, but it’s especially unpleasant when you are having a procedure done. Dress in layers so that you can adjust your temperature, and wear a warm, comfy shirt that buttons up so that you don’t have to pull it up over your head if you want to remove it.
• You’ll have to avoid anything too strenuous for about a week. You may be able to get right back to your regular activities the next day, but you don’t want to overdo it with anything too strenuous!
• You’ll want to have someone drive you home. Your vision may still be a bit blurry after the procedure, so make sure you have someone to take you home.
• You should stop using certain products. You may be instructed to stop wearing makeup and only use very gentle skincare products on your face. Your face should be as clean as possible, and as free of as much dirt, oil, and makeup as possible.
Do you have a procedure scheduled? Make sure to follow your doctor’s instructions so that you can be prepared beforehand and for your recovery. If you are interested in a laser eye correction procedure, contact North Suburban Eye Associates. Call the office in Massachusetts at (781) 245-5200 for an appointment today!