5 Steps to Guide You Through the LASIK Surgery Process

A few days prior to your LASIK surgery day you will be asked to electronically sign your consents and make your payment online. This makes the day of your procedure very smooth.

You may pay for you procedure with:

  • Bank Check
  • Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover)
  • Flex Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

If you are paying for your LASIK using a credit card, we recommend that you call your credit card company in advance to make them aware of the LASIK surgery charge.

If you have questions about payment option check out our blog articles about paying for LASIK, or give our office a call to discuss your payment methods.

Step One: Check-In

Please bring all of your medications and eye drops that you got from your pharmacy.

Upon arrival at our office, you will do the following:

  • Check-in with our front desk team.
  • Verify your treatment information.
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Step Two: Exam Room

One of our certified ophthalmic technicians will take you to an exam room.

  • You will be offered a small dose of a sedative. Although it's optional, it's encouraged as it will help you to relax and remain still during the laser eye surgery.
  • One of our doctors will measure your vision again on the day of your treatment. We want to confirm the measurements previously determined and verify consistency.
  • You will then watch a brief video that will review the post-operative instructions. You will also have a written copy of these instructions, Please feel free to ask us if you have any questions or need clarification of the post-operative instructions.
  • Eye drops will be instilled in your eyes and the area around your lids and lashes will be gently cleaned.
  • Once you have been prepped for the laser suite, your surgeon, Dr. Mozayeni or Dr. Nunnery, will explain to you exactly what to expect in the laser suite and answer any last-minute questions.

Step Three: Our Proven, Leading-Edge All Laser Suite

One of our certified ophthalmic technicians will then escort you to our laser suite and turn you over to the care of the surgical technician to prep you for your LASIK surgery. We will never leave your side!

  • The technician will assist you to the laser bed, position you under the laser, and make sure you are comfortable.
  • They will start by taping gauze pads at the side of your face so the drops we use don’t run into your ears.
  • Next, numbing drops will be instilled in your eyes which take away the sensation of pain and the urge to blink. We then tape a shield over one eye while we work on the other – this makes it much easier for you to concentrate on the fixation light that helps keep your eye aligned.
  • Your all-laser, blade-free LASIK surgery will begin on the WaveLight FS200 laser, which is the laser that makes the corneal flap. This process takes about 30 seconds per eye. During this time your surgeon immobilizes the eye with a special device that creates a feeling of pressure.
  • You will remain comfortable on the bed and the technician will swivel the bed to align you under the WaveLight EX500 laser. You will hear how the laser sounds as the technician performs a calibration before your surgeon begins.
  • Your surgeon will make sure you can see the fixation light and ensure you are perfectly aligned under the laser. After a few steps to prepare your cornea for the treatment, he will move the eye tracker into position, which is always on! You will hear the sound of the laser, which is similar to a soft buzzing noise. Most treatments only last between 10 and 30 seconds.

Step Five: Rest & Recovery

You can expect your eyes to water, be sensitive to light and have some burning sensation for a few hours, so we highly encourage you to go home and sleep through this phase which lasts about four hours. By the time you wake up, your eyes should be comfortable and you will begin to see the results from your laser eye surgery.

We will see you the very next morning for your one-day post-op appointment where our surgeon will check your vision and ensure that your corneas are healing appropriately. At this point, you will be approved to drive and go back to most of your normal daily activities.

Please refer to your post-operative instructions for details about drops and minor restrictions.

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