Preparing for LASIK
You will initially receive an eye exam from a My iClinic LASIK surgeon to assess whether your condition would be suitable for this treatment. This is to ensure that you won’t be at risk of unusually dry eyes following the procedure.
During this process, your LASIK surgeon will point map and perform a number of tests on your cornea in order to determine the best possible outcome LASIK can give you. Prior to your appointment, we will advise that you do not wear contact lenses for two weeks. This is to ensure the cornea of your eye is ready for measurements to be taken.
What happens during LASIK eye surgery?
LASIK surgery will be performed with care and precision by our experienced optometrists. First, you will be given numbing eye drops that will eliminate any discomfort during LASIK eye surgery.
The procedure itself is easy and efficient. We use two lasers: one laser creates a protective flap on your eye. Our second laser then reshapes your eye to correct your prescription and the flap is then replaced. Following this, your eye will heal naturally over the following hours and days, and the majority of patients report their vision improves within 24 hours.
What should I expect after LASIK eye surgery?
Immediately after the LASIK surgery, you may experience a temporary itching or burning sensation – this should subside relatively quickly.
You will also need to arrange a lift home once the session is complete, as you will not be able to drive yourself until signed off by the LASIK surgeon. Working the following day is possible, but you may feel the most benefit for having taken a few days rest.