If you are planning to have vision correction surgery in the near future, we provide LASIK pre-op care to patients in and near Statesville, NC.
LASIK is one of the many vision correction options available today. A large number of people have benefited from this surgery, and the key to getting the best possible results from your LASIK surgery is proper LASIK pre-op care. Working with your optometrist is essential, as part of the evaluation to determine whether a given patient is a good candidate for this procedure is determined in close consultation with the optometrist.
First, understand that LASIK is just one of many options for vision correction, including glasses, contact lenses, and intracorneal rings. Vision of nearby things may be disrupted by LASIK surgery, requiring reading glasses on many patients age 40 and up. Some minor complications can occur during LASIK surgery, and these risks are best addressed with your optometrist.
One of the most important parts of LASIK pre-op care is that contact lenses cannot be worn for a period of time prior to the surgery. Depending on the type of lenses, this can be as long as a month or more. On the day of the surgery, a light breakfast or lunch should be eaten along with your regular medications, if any. Because of the change in vision, a driver must accompany you to the clinic, or you must have transportation home from the clinic arranged. On-time arrival for your procedure is essential, as there is a process of consultation and consent necessary before the procedure can proceed.
For all of your questions and concerns regarding LASIK and LASIK pre-op care, contact us at Vision Center of Lake Norman. Dr. Monson and the rest of our team are ready to help residents of Statesville, NC and the surrounding communities with all of their vision needs.