Thursday, September 26, 2013

Battening Down for LASIK Surgery

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and undergo LASIK surgery. It is a good choice if you’re looking to get your sight back to 20/20 or even 20/15 after years of eyeglasses and contact lenses. You may know of some people who have successfully had their eyes treated and has reaped many benefits from LASIK. Since you’re next in the operating room after having passed through the requisite tests, how do you even prepare?
Do not use any facial healthcare products such as moisturizers in the days before your appointment, about three days should do. You may have to arrange a few days off from work to allow yourself ample recovery time. Arrange for a loved one to be with you to and from the practice, because the doctor will not allow you to drive or travel alone.
Prepare for the procedure by eating a light meal and taking your normal medication. Be prepared to sign the consent forms before the operation and your loved one should be the witness. Most importantly, stay calm and if you have to, ask for anti-anxiety medication. A LASIK operation will usually take no more than 30 minutes but it can be one of the most exhilarating times of your life yet.

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