On the day of your LASIK procedure, it is natural to experience both excitement and nervousness. Patients who feel most at ease on that day are those who have asked questions, read about the LASIK procedure, and perhaps talked with former patients. Understanding LASIK and trusting your surgeon are important to helping you feel confident, calm, and prepared on the day of your procedure.
You won’t be able to drive immediately after the procedure, so it is recommended that you have someone drive you to the surgery center and pick you up when you’re ready to leave.
Arriving at the Center
Make an effort to arrive at the center rested and relaxed. You should plan to spend one and a half to three hours at the laser center, although this amount of time varies from center to center.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing the day of your surgery. Do not wear make-up, skin moisturizer, perfume, or cologne because LASIK requires clean, sterile conditions. Earrings should not be worn either.