Eye surgery can be a daunting experience, no matter how major or minor it is. However, it doesn't need to cause you unnecessary anguish. If our eye doctors at Family Vision in Clemson recommend surgery, we will offer you thorough pre and post-operative care. We will create a treatment plan for before and after the surgery to help you every step of the way.
In some cases, you might be required to limit chewing, drinking, and eating twelve hours before surgery. We also recommend not to drink alcohol 24 hours before surgery. On the day of your surgery, you will have to wear loose clothing and avoid using cosmetics and lotions. If you are undergoing Lasik surgery, you may have to stop wearing contact lenses before the eye surgery. For instance, you should avoid wearing soft contacts for about a week, toric lenses for two weeks, and gas-permeable lenses for three weeks before surgery. Most importantly, someone should accompany you on the day of surgery to have a ride home.
Lasik surgery and other vision correction procedures can help reshape the front surface of your eye by removing tissues that might block your vision. After the eye surgery, we will undertake extensive measures geared towards monitoring the treated area. The care that we will provide will include administering medication, taking high-resolution images, and conducting tests. We will work to ensure that your vision remains intact and your eyes heal properly.
In this case, our eye doctors might recommend the following post-operative care instructions.
- Avoid sports approximately one week after surgery
- Avoid using hot tubs and swimming pool
- Avoid cosmetics and make-up for seven days
- Wear the eye shields that we provide before you sleep
- Wear contact lenses to protect the eyes
- Administer medical eye drops we provide
- Avoid squeezing or rubbing your eyes
It's expected for patients to experience temporary blurred vision after surgery. You should be prepared for mild discomfort and itching. However, if you experience excessive pain or other symptoms that you are not supposed to be experiencing post-surgery, contact us immediately for a proper diagnosis.
Contact Us for Pre and Post-Operative Care Services from Our Optometrists in Clemson, SC
Eye surgery changes many patients' lives for the better. If you need any form of eye surgery, contact us at Family Vision for a thorough assessment. We can also answer any queries about the preparation or the actual procedure. We help patients suffering from various eye issues in and around the Clemson area repair or manage their vision. Call us today at (864) 808 0269 to book an appointment for quality eye care.