what to expect for your surgery

The first step is to determine if you are a candidate for LASIK. We offer a LASIK screening at no charge. Dr. Billy Haguewood will do an assessment of your vision, eye health, medical history and corneal thickness. He will review this with you to determine if LASIK is the best option for you. It is important to have been out of your contact lenses 1 week prior to your appointment to achieve the most accurate corneal measurements possible. If you’ve been told in the past that you’re not a good candidate for LASIK, we have good news! With all the advances in technology today, you may be a candidate with our state of the art Wavelight Excimer Laser.

At your appointment we will go over pricing and financing options, answer any questions and address any general concerns you may have.

DAY OF SURGERY:

Your LASIK team is here to make you as comfortable as possible. We will go over the necessary paperwork, answer any questions, confirm you have a driver present, and make sure you have taken your relaxation medication that was prescribed.

The surgery itself takes about 15 minutes from start to finish. Most patient can see clearly immediate after the procedure.

Post-operative instructions will be reviewed and a copy will be given to you and within ten to fifteen minutes you will be on your way home, no glasses or contacts needed. Three or four hours of sleep are advised when you arrive at home and you should wear the goggles that were given to for the first 24 hours. You will have a post LASIK follow up the next day but will be able to go to work if needed to. There are a few restrictions: do not rub your eyes, do not wear eye makeup for one week, do not put water in your eyes for one week.