How should you prepare before treatment?
Please arrange alternative transportation for after your surgery, as we do not advise driving long distances for approximately 3 days after LASIK or other refractive surgery.
Depending upon your occupation, you may need to arrange to be away from work for up to 4 days following LASIK, LASEK or PRK. Make sure you speak with your surgeon regarding your individual case.
There are generally no restrictions on eating or taking medications before or on your surgery day. However, please advise us of any medications you are taking.
Our Clinic will be happy to provide you with referrals for travel and accommodation, although these remain your responsibility.
Laser vision correction is a medical procedure and, as such, there is a possibility that you might need to extend your stay due to the healing process of your eyes. In this case, any additional travel and/or accommodation costs will be your responsibility.
Please remove all eye makeup a minimum of 24h prior to surgery. Please ensure your face and eyes are free from all makeup on the day of surgery. For your own safety, surgery may be cancelled if makeup is present.
The day of your procedure
It is natural to feel nervous, anxious or excited prior to your procedure. Again, this is a completely natural, normal response.
Do not wear perfume or cologne on your surgery date. Also, please do not use any hair products that contain alcohol such as hair spray or mousse.
Wear comfortable clothing on your surgery day. Avoid clothing that may generate lint in the surgical suite (e.g. wool).
Also remember, to pre-arrange alternate transportation for after your surgery, because your eyes will be irritated and light sensitive. This usually dissipates within 24 hours after LASIK, and ~72 hours after LASEK or PRK surgery. The duration of your visit at the clinic will be approximately 2 hours.
We also recommend avoiding alcohol 24 hours prior to and 48 hours after your surgery, as this tends to dehydrate the tissues. Wear comfortable clothing on your surgery day, and avoid clothing such as wool that may generate lint in the surgical suite.
In consideration of others, and to ensure your visit is as comfortable as possible, please do not bring young children/infants with you to the clinic.
Prior to your procedure you will undergo information consent and pay the treatment fee.