How to Prepare for LASIK Surgery

Have you misplaced your glasses once again? Are your eyes irritated because you forgot to take out your contacts before sleeping? If wearing glasses or contacts has become a hassle, LASIK surgery can restore proper vision without the need for corrective lenses. You can be in and out of the operating room in less than 90 minutes, and on your way to perfect eyesight before you even know it.

Like all operations, however, you need to prepare for LASIK surgery to achieve the best possible results and avoid complications. Twenty-four hours before your surgery, make sure to do the following preparations:

Don’t Put on Eye Makeup

Cosmetics like mascara or eye shadow can introduce debris to your eyes and cause infection, so don’t use them immediately before and after the procedure. It’s also a good idea to wash your eyelashes more frequently to remove trapped dirt that may get into your eyes.

Get Your Prescriptions Now

Directly after LASIK surgery, your vision may get slightly blurry so getting around will be difficult; hence, it’s a good idea to fill your prescriptions prior to the operation so you won’t need to drop by the pharmacist afterward.

Schedule Time Off from Work

While some people go back to work immediately after getting LASIK surgery, you should rest for a few days to let your eyes heal. Ask your doctor how much ti

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