Preparing yourself for Lasik surgery

Lasik surgery has come a long way, from its early days. Lasik surgery is done by using a microkeratome laser to improve eye sight by 90 percent. The price of lasik has come down drastically from where it began. This article will tell you how to prepare yourself for the before and after you leave the lasik surgery clinic.

Lasik eye surgery cost is much less than it was when it was originally. Though the price differs, depending on where you live and what doctor you are going to. As a rule of thumb the more expensive the surgery the more experienced the surgeon. Not all the time though so it is a good idea to do some research of a doctor before letting him work on your eye. Lasik eye surgery cost anywhere from 500 dollars to 2500 dollars. Newer doctors on the low end and experienced on the high end. The best lasik surgery clinics are located in San Francisco, San Jose, and New York City. They Generally cost 2500 dollars.

Lasik side effects are minimal. Few patients experience discomfort which generally last anywhere from 24 to 48 hours. Other lasik side effects, though rare include seeing a glare, a halo around objects, difficulty driving at night, fluctuating vision, and dry eyes.

Pre-surgery preparation should include, but not limited to. You should have an initial evaluation with the lasik coordinator. Discussing your medical history. You will have an evaluation done on your eyes, running test to measure corneal thickness, corneal mapping, refraction, air pressure, and pupil dilation. After your evaluation you will be ready to set up a surgery date with your lasik surgeon.

If you wear contact lenses they should be taken off three days before your eye evaluation. If by chance they are rigid gas permeable they should be removed at least three weeks before your evaluation. Bring your eyeglasses for your surgeon so that he may review your prescription.

javascript:void(0); Remove your make up the day before you have lasik surgery, also take out anything you may have in your hair that will get in the way of the machine. Also you may eat a light meal before going to the lasik surgery clinic to have your surgery performed. Call your surgeon if you wake up ill on the day of surgery to ask if the lasik surgery needs to be moved to a later date. Click here for more lasik surgery info.