On the day of your LASIK procedure, you should plan to be at the office 30-45 minutes prior to the procedure. During this time, administrative details will be completed including: consent forms, payments collected, and any last minute questions answered.
You will then be given a mild sedative to help you relax during the procedure and sleep after your surgery. The doctors will also place numbing eye drops in your eyes to create a painless procedure. While they are performing the procedure, Dr. Kraff will walk you through the steps they are performing and what you should expect to see and feel.
After your LASIK procedure, you will be taken to our recovery room where all of your post-operative instructions are explained in detail. Dr. Kraff will examine your eyes again before you leave and answer any follow-up questions you might have. You will need to have someone with you to assist you in getting home following your LASIK surgery.
When you arrive home, you will sleep 4-6 hours during which time the majority of the healing process takes place. You may experience some mild discomfort (watery eyes, stinging, light sensitivity) during this time and we want you to keep your eyes closed as much as possible to aid in your recovery.
The day after your LASIK surgery, you will come back to the office for a post operative examination which lasts about 30 minutes. Dr. Kraff will review your progress and answer and follow-up questions you might have. 90% of patients return to normal daily activities within 24 hours of their procedure.
Should you have any questions after your one day post op exam, do not hesitate to call the office at (312) 265-3400.