If you're tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses, then you've probably considered getting LASIK eye surgery. We at Eye Care Associates in Optometry serving Midtown Manhattan, NY, know a lot about LASIK surgery. While this is one of the most performed eye surgeries in America, there are a few things you should know before agreeing to get this procedure done.
What to Know about LASIK Eye Surgery
To start, it's important for you to schedule an initial consultation with our eye doctor. This appointment is a time when our eye doctor will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for the surgery. Be aware that not everyone is a good candidate. In some cases, conditions you have might make the surgery too risky. This doesn't mean that you can never have the procedure done, but there might be a few things you need to change in order to be a better candidate.
At this appointment, our eye doctor may give you instructions to follow prior to your surgery It's important not to do anything to scratch your eye, or the surgery may have to be delayed.
On the day of the surgery, make sure to bring someone to drive you home. You cannot drive yourself, and the doctor may not allow you to get into a taxi on your own. A friend or relative may need to help you in and out of the car.
Once home, you will need to take all the medication that you have been given at prescribed time and with the prescribed dosage, especially the eye drops.
Contact Us for LASIK Eye Surgery Advice from Our Optometrist
If you live in the Midtown Manhattan, NY, area and you are considering LASIK eye surgery, give our optometrist office a call at (212) 583-9000 Eye Care Associates in Optometry to schedule an appointment.