Preparing for LASIK laser eye surgery – a checklist…

Here at Advanced VisionCare, we aim to make your laser eye surgery experience as stress-free and painless as possible. However, there are also some things that you can do to help make sure everything goes smoothly. With this in mind, read on for a checklist to help you plan when you are getting ready for your Lasik laser eye treatment.

Contact lenses

If you wear contact lenses, it is highly likely that you will not be able to wear them for a short time prior to your Lasik eye surgery. Your AVC consultant will be able to give you personalised advice as to how long before your surgery you should stop wearing your contact lenses, but commonly if you wear soft lenses, you’ll normally need to stop wearing them about three days before your eyes are evaluated. If you wear rigid lenses, this period is likely to be longer.

This is to make sure that when we assess your eyes, we are assessing them in their natural state and so we can get the most accurate view of your condition, which lenses can sometimes interfere with. However, it’s absolutely fine to carry on wearing your glasses in the run-up to your consultation and laser eye surgery.


We do everything we can to help ensure Lasik eye treatment is affordable for our patients, and we have a range of payment options for you to make use of, so it’s worth having a chat with us about this prior to your surgery to make sure everything is sorted.

We can arrange for you to spread out the cost of your treatment so that you only have to pay £99 per month per eye. Please check out the pricing page of our website so you can find out more about our standard costs and the service you’ll get a part of the AVC package.

On the day

When it comes to the surgery, common sense prevails. For example, even though it sounds obvious, don’t wear eye makeup on the day of your surgery. You should also dress comfortably and refrain from having any big accessories in your hair, particularly towards the back of your head. This means you’ll be able to lie comfortably beneath the laser.

After the surgery

Following your Lasik eye treatment, you will need to use eye drops for a while to prevent dry eyes. Make sure you only use the drops that are prescribed for you. Also, even though the recovery time for Lasik is very quick, you might want to let your employer know what’s going on in case you find that you want a day or two at home to recover after the surgery.

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