Your Surgery Day

Please plan to arrive as rested and relaxed as possible on the day of your procedure. It is completely natural to feel nervous and excited before your procedure.

Wear comfortable clothing and make sure to bring a sweater or light jacket, as the surgical room is kept very cool. Do not use creams, lotions, eye makeup, hair spray, perfume, or wear earrings or other jewelry (even jewelry in piercings) above the neck. This is important, as your eye area will be thoroughly cleaned for surgery. Additionally, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and anesthetic drops will be placed in your eyes.

Your Woolfson Eye surgeon will walk through your entire surgery with you

Prior to your procedure, your surgeon will spend a few minutes explaining everything that is going to take place inside the laser suite, review your treatment plan with you one more time, and answer any final questions you may have. Once you enter the laser suite, you’ll be placed comfortably on the surgical bed attached to the laser, and your surgeon will begin to perform your procedure. During your surgery, the surgeon will provide you with occasional simple instructions, such as, “Look at the flashing red light.” He’ll update you as to what’s occurring during each step of the way.

Only the best surgeons at Woolfson Eye Institute

You are in the hands of the best surgical teams in the industry, supported by Woolfson’s wide array of advanced and proven technologies, as well as by the expertise delivered via the Stulting Research Center at Woolfson Eye Institute. The Research Center works hand in hand with the LASIK team to ensure that we are aware of the latest techniques and technologies, and that we are actively involved in their development.

Proper arrangements

Please plan to allow for approximately three to four hours for your procedure. Be sure to bring someone to drive you home, or provide contact information to your Woolfson patient concierge to enable us to contact your support person as you are finishing your procedure to let them know you will soon be ready for pickup.