The ClearChoice doctors recommend that patients stop wearing soft contact lenses for five days prior to their LASIK pre-operative exam. If the patient wears a toric contact lens, the Clear Choice doctors recommend that patients stay out of them for ten days prior to preoperative measurements are taken.
Can you wear contacts before a Lasik consult?
Can you wear contacts before LASIK eye surgery? The short answer is no. After your consultation, it’s best that you stay out of lenses leading up to your dilated pre-op exam and surgery. This will allow your cornea to go back to its most natural shape.
Should I stop wearing contacts before eye exam?
Don’t Wear Contacts to Routine Eye Exams
Having your lenses in during the exam can make it harder for them to determine the prescription you need. If you are going for a routine eye exam, it’s best to remove your contact lenses at least 2 hours before your scheduled appointment.
How long before Lasik should you stop wearing contacts?
Typically, if you wear soft contact lenses you will need to discontinue wearing them about two weeks prior. For toric or rigid soft lenses, the timeframe is around three weeks. For hard contact lenses, you will need to stop wearing them approximately four weeks before.
How do I prepare for a Lasik consultation?
Preparing for Your LASIK Consultation
- Remove contact lenses two weeks prior to consultation. Your vision must be stable in order for us to assess your prescription.
- Bring your glasses and any older prescriptions you have with you.
- Know your medical history and medication information. …
- Ask questions.
Would you choose to have Lasik surgery if you wore contacts or glasses?
You are not a good Lasik candidate if your contact lens or glasses prescription is fluctuating. Most healthcare providers prefer your prescription to be stable for longer than one year. However, one year is a minimum.
What happens to your eyes when you stop wearing contacts?
Contact lenses alter the shape of the cornea. The cornea will resume its shape if you stop wearing contacts, but those changes can take several weeks to take place.
Do I need a contact lens fitting if I already wear contacts?
Usually eye doctors prefer to assess the fit of the lens after you’ve worn it for a few hours. Most contacts look and feel great when they are first inserted, but after a few hours of wear can be very different. That is why in most cases a follow up contact lens check is important.
What should you not do before an eye exam?
What Not to Do Before an Eye Exam
- Don’t Overexert Your Eyes. Keeping your eyes rested leading up to an eye exam is likely to increase your overall comfort. …
- Don’t Forget Your Glasses & Contacts. …
- Don’t Drink Coffee or Alcohol. …
- Don’t Forget Your Insurance Documents. …
- Don’t Feel Nervous or Intimidated.
Can you wear contacts after eye exam?
After you’re finished with the exam, you can wear your glasses or contact lenses again. However, you may notice blurred vision, trouble focusing on close objects, and sensitivity to light. This is normal and will usually last up to four to six hours after your exam as your pupils return to normal size.
Can wearing contacts thin your cornea?
Conclusions: Soft contact lenses and rigid gas-permeable contact lenses cause corneal thickening and corneal flattening in the first months, but they cause corneal thinning and corneal steepening with time. These alterations can be evaluated as evidence that contact lenses negatively influence corneal physiology.
What drug do they give you before LASIK?
The eye drops are antibiotics (to help prevent infection) and anti-inflammatory (to reduce swelling and discomfort). The drops also help to dilate the eye so the laser can better track it. Before the procedure starts, you have the option of taking 10mg of valium to help you relax.
What should I avoid after LASIK?
Things to Avoid After LASIK
- Keep your eyes away from dust, pollen, or other particles in the air. …
- Refrain from washing your hair for a few days after LASIK. …
- Don’t remove the protective eye shield on the first day. …
- Don’t rub your eyes, especially with dirty hands. …
- Try to avoid getting water in your eyes for 2 weeks.
Can you drive after LASIK?
You should not drive the day of your procedure.
However, you can resume driving after LASIK once you can see well enough to do so. This may be the very next day after your surgery!
Can you drive after laser eye consultation?
Driving. If your appointment is for a laser consultation your eyes will be dilated and you will not be able to drive, so please arrange either for someone to accompany you to your consultation or to drop you off and pick you up afterwards.