Having Laser Eye Surgery? Here’s What to Expect with Your Pre-Op and Post-Op Exams
LASIK surgery is a popular outpatient procedure that corrects vision to the point where you should no longer need to wear glasses or contacts. Although we don’t do LASIK surgery at Brookleigh Family Eyecare, we offer supportive services to patients and eye surgeons with preoperative and postoperative exams. As you prepare for your procedure, it’s important to know what you can expect at your pre-op and post-op eye exams in Brookhaven, GA.
Before you can have LASIK surgery, the surgeon needs to know if you’re a good candidate for it. An eye care professional from our optometry practice will perform a thorough eye examination to evaluate the area of the eye where LASIK surgery takes place.
The eye professional working with you will also determine if you have any pre-existing conditions that require attention before you schedule the LASIK procedure. You should not wear contact lenses or glasses during the exam. We also ask that you bring a list of all medications you currently take and the dosage of each, whether the medication is prescription or non-prescription.
You will receive prescription eye drops to reduce inflammation and artificial tears to keep your eyes moist if your optometrist determines you’re a good candidate for the LASIK procedure.
We will see you about a week after your LASIK surgery, and then at the one-month and six-month marks. Your optometrist will ask about symptoms and test your vision to ensure that your eyes are healing as expected and that the surgery corrected your vision.
You shouldn’t feel alarmed if you experience slight itching, burning, watery eyes, or blurry vision, since these effects are normal and should disappear within a few days. Please contact Brookleigh Family Eye Care in Brookhaven, GA to schedule your pre-op today.