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9: What is The Next Step After LASIK Surgery?

The Next Step after LASIK

This is the ninth installment of Nine Things You Must Know About LASIK Surgery 

If you are ready to do away with your glasses or contacts, the next step is to…

…make an appointment with your eye doctor to see if you are a candidate for LASIK Surgery. When you come in, you will receive an eye exam and consultation about the LASIK procedure.

If you have worn hard contact lenses for years, you will need to go back to wearing glasses temporarily prior to having LASIK surgery performed. This is because many years of hard lens wear can cause significant alterations in the way your corneas work, and they will need some time to recuperate. Before you have LASIK, your corneas must be completely stable. The time period for this varies from person to person. As soon as you have two prescription and cornea checks that are identical, that’s typically when you are ready for the permanent surgery.

Nine Things You Must Know About LASIK Surgery
If you are a candidate for LASIK right away, you will simply schedule an in-office visit for the procedure. Talk to your doctor about any preparations you should take prior to the surgery. For example, you should avoid using lotions or eye make-up on the day of the procedure.

The physicians at Eye Centers of Florida have years of experience in laser vision correction and other corrective eye procedures. They will answer all of your questions and will help you decide if LASIK or another procedure is best suited to correct your vision problems. Schedule your appointment today! Contact Eye Centers of Florida online or call (239) 939-3456!