What to do before Laser eye surgery (LASIK)?

LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) surgery is often recommended for certain eye conditions and it has a high success rate in treating vision problems, particularly nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. During LASIK surgery, the surgeon uses a specialized laser called an excimer laser to reshape the cornea. By reshaping the cornea, LASIK aims to redirect incoming light rays onto the retina properly, resulting in clearer vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses.

Our experienced team of eye care professionals at ICL Surgery Hyderabad perform the best laser eye surgery in Hyderabad, ensuring precise and effective vision correction. Whether you’re considering LASIK eye surgery or other advanced eye laser treatments, we offer personalized care to meet your unique needs and ensure optimal results. Experience the clarity and freedom from glasses or contacts you deserve. Our ophthalmologists, considered as the best lasik surgeons in Hyderabad, conduct comprehensive eye examinations before undergoing laser surgery. They weigh all the factors such as overall eye health, corneal thickness, refractive stability, to identify if laser surgery is the right choice for you.

During your consultation, our experienced surgeons take the time to discuss your treatment options, answer any questions you may have, and provide detailed information about the LASIK procedure, including potential risks and benefits.

Now that you have opted for vision correction surgery (LASIK), it is important to know how to prepare your eyes for them. We offer you some helpful tips to follow before laser eye surgery like avoid wearing contact lenses and eye makeup for a few days.

Understanding the procedure: During the consultation, the Lasik surgeon will discuss your suitability for Lasik. Based on the test reports, you will undergo the specific type of surgery. Take the time in understanding the procedure (LASIK, PRK, SMILE) and its potential outcomes. Feel free to ask questions and clear all your doubts that you may have about the procedure, recovery process, and expected results.

Drink More Water: 60% of your body is water.  Water is critical in the functioning of every cell, tissue, and organ. Water helps to keep you hydrated, flush waste, and promote healing. It is important to keep your eyes moisturized inside out because laser eye surgery may temporarily make them more prone to dryness. Using artificial tears that you can buy over-the-counter will also lessen the dryness you experience just after your treatment. Drinking more water improves blood circulation, enhances tissue healing, and reduces the risk of complications. 

Stop Wearing Contact Lenses: If you wear contact lenses, you may need to stop wearing them for some period of time before the surgery, mostly for a few days or weeks. How long you’ll need to be out of contacts depends on their material. For soft lenses, you will need to remove them for 5 to 7 days prior to your surgery. If you wear toric lenses, which correct astigmatism, then you will need to be out of them for 10 to 14 days. Contact lenses can alter the shape of your cornea and corneal measurements which are crucial in LASIK calculations.So removing them allows your corneas to return to their natural shape, ensuring accurate preoperative measurements. 

Don’t Wear Makeup, Perfume Or Fragrance: In the days leading up to your surgery, avoid potential eye Irritants such as makeup, lotions, creams, and perfumes. Makeup can interfere with the medications and lasers that are used during surgery. Keeping your eyes clean and free from irritants reduces the risk of complications during and after surgery. So don’t wear any that day. It’s also important to avoid any scented products, perfume or fragrances on the day of surgery. These products could interfere with the air quality. 

Arrange for a driver: Since you may experience blurry vision or discomfort immediately after the surgery, arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure. It’s also a good idea to have someone stay with you for the first few hours post-surgery to assist with any immediate needs. 

Bring Your Eye Drops: Bring your antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye drops with you on LASIK surgery day. In addition to being an important part of preparing for LASIK, it is always a good idea to bring them along on surgery day.

With the help of LASIK surgery, millions of people throughout the world are free from glasses. If you are seeking top-notch LASIK eye surgery in Hyderabad, look no further than ICL Surgery Hyderabad. The expertise and technology available here enhances your visual acuity and quality of life. We offer customized solutions and comprehensive care to all patients seeking improved visual clarity. Embark on your journey towards clearer and sharper vision today with ICL Surgery Hyderabad. Schedule a consultation with us.

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