Pre & Post Procedure
It’s time to prepare for your LASIK procedure!
- Plan on being at Magill Vision Center for 2 hours.
- You should arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure. You will NOT be allowed to drive yourself home.
- If you wear contact lenses, you must:
- Remove SOFT contact lenses at least 7 days before both the diagnostic examination and the procedure
- Remove HARD or GAS PERMEABLE contact lenses a minimum of 4 weeks before both the diagnostic examination and the procedure
On the day of your procedure, we will:
- Administer numbing eye drops to ensure your comfort.
- Clean the area around your eye with an iodine solution.
- Cover your other eye or lightly tape it closed.
Before the procedure begins:
- You will be placed in a stable but comfortable position.
- Your eye will be positioned under the laser.
- An instrument called an eyelid speculum will be used to hold your eye open and prevent you from blinking.
During the procedure:
- A ring will be placed on your eye and there will be a brief period during which you will not be able to see.
- Our doctor will create a flap on the surface of your cornea.
- It will take only a few seconds for our doctor to treat the inner cornea with the excimer laser.
- You may notice a slight odor as the laser reshapes the cornea. This is normal.
Following the treatment:
- Our doctor will return the flap to its normal position.
- He will observe your eye to ensure that the flap has adhered properly.
- You will be moved to a waiting area for approximately 20 minutes, to give the flap time to settle and begin the healing process.
- Our doctor will check the flap again before you leave.
- You will be given eye drops and a clear plastic eye shield to use during the recovery period.
We will schedule a series of follow-up appointments for:
- For the day after surgery
- 10 days after surgery
- 2 months after surgery
- 6 months after surgery
At home, you should:
- Take a nap to encourage healing.
- Use the eyedrops according to schedule.
- Wear the shield over the eye at night for one week, to prevent you from inadvertently rubbing your eye during sleep.
- Be sure to keep your follow-up appointments.
For Lasik information, call 843-216-2020
For Cataracts information, call 843-792-8100
New patients may call 843-792-1414
Established patients may call 843-792-8100
Representatives are available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday