You’ll want to be as comfortable as possible, so wear clothes that are loose-fitting and comfortable, so you can return home to rest without the need to change your clothes. And avoid wearing hair accessories that may interfere with your procedure as your head is positioned under the laser.
What should I wear to LASIK surgery?
What you wear to your LASIK procedure matters. You’ll be awake during LASIK, so it’s important to be in comfortable clothing. Stick to loose clothes that you can easily take off once you return back home. This may be something like leggings, athletic shorts, a zipper hoodie, or a soft t-shirt.
Can I wear deodorant for LASIK?
During your LASIK surgery
Please come dressed warmly and comfortably, and refrain from wearing anything fuzzy. Also, do not wear any fragrances; including perfume, hair spray, hair gel, cologne, aftershave, liquid fabric softener, lotions, moisturizers, and oils. You may use shampoo, conditioner and deodorant.
Can I wear mascara before LASIK?
BUT I NEED MY MASCARA!
We know. But listen up — makeup is a breeding ground for bacteria, and bacteria can lead to infection. In the weeks before and after your LASIK surgery, you’ll be asked to avoid makeup to reduce the risk of contracting an infection (which would seriously complicate your healing process).
Can I drink coffee before LASIK?
Prior to your surgery, Dr. Boozalis recommends that you avoid caffeine for a few hours. It is a good idea to consume several glasses of water or other non-alcoholic, caffeine-free fluids per day as you prepare for LASIK, beginning several days before the procedure.
Can I see immediately after LASIK?
Immediately Following LASIK Surgery
For the majority of LASIK patients, improved vision is noticeable almost directly after surgery. But as with any surgical procedure, there will be a healing and recovery period so it is important to be patient and cautious as your eyes heal.
How long does LASIK last for?
LASIK can last a lifetime, 20 years, or 10 years. The lasting effects of the procedure depend upon multiple factors, including the age of the patient at the time of the procedure and medical conditions that one may develop as one ages that may affect eyesight.
Should I use eye drops before LASIK?
One day before your LASIK procedure, begin using eye drops as prescribed. It is very important to keep your eyes moist when preparing for LASIK. Take antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drops as directed by your surgeon. Also, make sure to bring these drops on the day of your procedure.
Should I take ibuprofen before LASIK?
*You may take over-the – counter medications such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen. Avoid antihistamines such as Benadryl, Allegra, and Claritin as these will dry your eyes.
When can I use perfume after LASIK?
Make-up During Laser Eye Surgery
You should not wear any perfumes/aftershaves. You should be clean from any lotions or moisturisers. If you have eyelash extensions, they’ll have to be removed before your surgery and shouldn’t be replaced until at least two months following the procedure.