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3 Things To Do Before Your Laser Eye Surgery

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If you are going to get laser eye surgery to help to correct your vision, there are a few things that you will need to do in order to get ready for the surgery. 

Stop Wearing Contacts

If you wear contact lenses, then you will need to stop wearing for a time before your surgery. Your doctor will tell you exactly how long before your surgery you have to stop wearing them, but generally, it's a few weeks prior. There are several reasons that you need to stop wearing your contacts prior to your surgery. One is that the contact lenses can block the oxygen from getting to your cornea. That can cause your cornea to swell. In the weeks prior to your surgery, your doctor is going to take some measurements of your cornea and will double check them on the day of your surgery. Those measurements need to be very precise because if they are off at all, your vision won't be as clear as it should be. 

Arrange for Time Off

If you work, you should arrange for a few days off of work. You are going to want to take that time to give your eyes a chance to heal properly. So, arrange for a few days after your surgery so you can just sit and relax. If you are a stay-at-home parent, you may want to arrange for some help with your kids for those few days so that you can still relax and let yourself heal. While in recovery, your doctor may recommend that you wear corneal eye covers

Get a Ride

You will need to have a ride home after your surgery. Your eyes are going to be different after surgery and your vision is going to be different. Your doctor may recommend that you not drive for a few days after your surgery. That's because your vision is going to have changed. Your eyes and your brain are going to need time to catch up to those changes. Once you have completely adjusted to your new vision, you should be able to get behind the wheel safely. It's not something that you should rush though, if you feel like you aren't adjusting to your new vision as well as you like, you should call your doctor and continue to not drive. If you are tired of wearing glasses or contacts, then you may consider getting laser eye surgery. If you do, you need to have a few tips on what to do before your surgery.