Can I have coffee before LASIK?
We ask that you avoid caffeine at least 4 hours prior to surgery and recommend that you drink 5-6 glasses of non-alcoholic, caffeine-free fluids a day, beginning several days before the procedure.
Do you need to fast for laser eye surgery?
There is no need to fast prior to laser vision correction. However, you should not drink alcohol or take medication which may cause drowsiness prior to your vision correction. Leave yourself plenty of time.
What should you not do before eye surgery?
Follow the doctor’s advice on fasting. Unless otherwise instructed by Dr. Silk, do not eat or drink past midnight on the day before your appointment. It’s also important to abstain from consuming any alcoholic beverages (like wine, beer, or liquor) for at least 24 hours prior to cataract surgery.
Can I drink the night before LASIK?
Alcohol can dry your eyes out, so you’ll want to steer clear of drinking 24 hours before LASIK.
Can I drink tea after LASIK?
Before and after your LASIK procedure it is advised that you avoid caffeinated drinks, including coffee. Caffeine can cause your eyes to feel dry, which can make it more difficult for you to fully relax during and after the procedure.
How soon can I use a computer after LASIK?
You’ll want to rest your eyes for the first day of your recovery in order to give them a chance to heal properly. As part of this rest, we recommend that you avoid looking at screens of any kind — TV, phone, computer or tablet — for 24 hours after LASIK.
What can you eat before eye surgery?
A: You can eat a light breakfast, such as toast or cereal. Foods that are greasy or spicy should not be eaten prior to surgery. Our nurses will call you to let you know when you should no longer eat.
Can I see immediately after LASIK?
Immediately Following LASIK Surgery
For the majority of LASIK patients, improved vision is noticeable almost directly after surgery. But as with any surgical procedure, there will be a healing and recovery period so it is important to be patient and cautious as your eyes heal.
Why is vision blurry after LASIK?
Dry Eyes: Creating the LASIK flap will temporarily disrupt nerves that supply the cornea. These nerves usually regenerate in the first 3-6 months after LASIK. During this time, the eyes tend to be dry and this can cause vision to be blurred or to fluctuate.
When should I stop wearing contacts before LASIK?
Typically, if you wear soft contact lenses you will need to discontinue wearing them about two weeks prior. For toric or rigid soft lenses, the timeframe is around three weeks. For hard contact lenses, you will need to stop wearing them approximately four weeks before.
What should I do before LASIK consultation?
Preparing for Your LASIK Consultation
- Remove contact lenses two weeks prior to consultation. Your vision must be stable in order for us to assess your prescription.
- Bring your glasses and any older prescriptions you have with you.
- Know your medical history and medication information. …
- Ask questions.
Can you get drunk after LASIK?
Alcohol after LASIK
For patients that consume alcoholic beverages responsibly, it is typically alright to resume doing so the day after the procedure. However, as mentioned above, alcohol consumption can lead to dehydration and possibly contribute to a dry eye effect post-operatively.
How long does LASIK last for?
For the majority of people who have LASIK, they remain happy with their vision after 10 years. One study found that 35 percent of individuals who had LASIK needed retreatment over 10 years.