LASIK Sugery

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When the day of your LASIK procedure finally arrives, you may have a flutter of nerves. That is completely natural. Many of our staff has had LASIK, so we completely understand what you are feeling. We will do everything possible to help you relax and trust that you are in expert hands with Dr. Spivack.

Schedule of LASIK Surgery Day Events

Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it!) you won’t need to take a lot of time off work for LASIK. We only need to see you for part of two days for the entire procedure! Here is how your LASIK surgery day will play out:

  1. Arrive at our beautiful facility 1 hour prior to your procedure. We'll complete some final testing and get paperwork out of the way. If necessary, we'll give your some relaxation medication to help calm your anxieties.
  2. You'll enter our pre-op suite and relax in a comfortable La-Z-Boy® chair. We'll have snacks for you to enjoy while you are resting.
  3. We'll give you eye drops to prepare your eyes for LASIK.
  4. You'll enter our laser suite. We'll have you recline on a special chair and provide you a warm blanket so you are as comfortable as possible.
  5. Dr. Spivack will talk you through every step in the procedure as he performs them. He'll use two lasers during the procedure. You'll remain in the laser suite for about 20 minutes, although the actual surgery only takes a few minutes per eye.
  6. You will focus your attention on a small light during the procedure. You may feel a slight pressure, but there won’t be any pain. Don't worry about involuntary eye movements or blinking; Dr. Spivack's advanced eye tracking technology detects even the slightest eye movements so there’s no need to fret about messing up the procedure.
  7. Immediately after the procedure, most patients are able to read our wall clock! Your vision may be a bit blurry for a few hours while the cornea re-hydrates and the eye drops wear off.
  8. You’ll return to the pre-op suite for Dr. Spivack to make one final check on your vision. We'll place a clear plastic eye shield over the eye(s) for you to wear for the remainder of the day.
  9. You'll return home (have someone else drive you) where you should nap for a few hours to encourage the healing process.
  10. You'll use eye drops and the eye shields while sleeping for several days.
  11. The day following your procedure, you'll return to your optometrist for a post-op visit to make sure everything is healing properly. You may even be able to return to work the day after your procedure.

If at any time you are concerned about your LASIK results, we want you to call us.

If you're ready to start on the LASIK path, contact us today to schedule your free LASIK Consultation.