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Preparing for Laser Eye Surgery

Preparing for Laser Eye Surgery

If you are tired of relying on glasses or contacts to see correctly, laser eye surgery is a great alternative. At The Laser Center of Coral Gables, serving Coral Gables and Miami area, our eye doctors can perform the procedure to correct your refractive error. If you are a good candidate, here is what you need to know when preparing for laser eye surgery.

Contacts to Glasses

If you wear soft lenses, you will need to stop wearing them one week before surgery. If you have hard-to-fit lenses, they need to be removed three weeks prior to laser surgery. Frequent use of contacts can change the shape of your cornea. For the surgery to be a success, your cornea needs to be in its natural shape. It is best to make the switch from contacts to glasses.

Stop Wearing Makeup, Lotions, Creams, and Perfumes

It is essential that your eyes are clean and free of debris on the day of the procedure. If you have any makeup residual along your lashes, including face lotions, cream, or perfumes, you increase your risk of infections.

Make Sure to Wear Comfortable Clothes

Laser surgery works best under lower temperatures, therefore, the suites will be cold. Wear clothing that are warm and comfortable, preferably not with anything that is fluffy. 

Have Someone Take You Home

After your surgery, you will not be permitted to drive home due to the fact that you will be sedated prior to surgery. Ensure that you have someone with you at the day of your procedure. 

Before your laser eye surgery at The Laser Center of Coral Gables, it is essential that you prepare properly. For more information about this topic, contact our eye doctors in Coral Gables, serving Miami area, at (305)-461-0003.

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