Meet with our refractive keratectomy surgeon to discuss the details of your surgery and the precautions you should take in preparation for it. Your preparation depends on the details of your condition and medical history, but there are some procedures that everyone should follow.
Contact lenses can reshape the cornea temporarily, and it is important that we perform the procedure while your cornea is in its natural shape. Therefore, you should refrain from wearing soft contact lenses for three days prior to both the initial eye examination and the actual surgery. If you wear rigid contact lenses, you will need to stop using them for three weeks before the evaluation and the surgery.
Our team is always happy to lend advice and answer any questions you may have about patient protocol for refractive keratectomy surgery. We make sure you are feeling confident and relaxed throughout the whole process.