LASIK Pre-Op

Modern advancements in technology make LASIK vision correction surgery at Providence Eye & Laser Specialists a safe, predictable and comfortable experience. Make sure to follow these helpful tips when preparing for LASIK to ensure your eye surgery goes smoothly.

Before LASIK Surgery

Contact Lenses

A few weeks prior to treatment, you will need to swap out your contacts for glasses. You will be given specific instructions based on your contacts and how you have worn them. In general:

  • Do not sleep with your contact lenses in for at least 3 weeks prior to your LASIK vision correction surgery.
  • Soft lenses should be left out of your eyes for 1 week prior to LASIK procedure.
  • Toric lenses (also known as weighted or for astigmatism) should be left out of your eyes for 3 full weeks prior to your LASIK procedure.
  • Gas permeable lenses may need to be left out of your eyes for several months prior to your LASIK procedure. Dr. Mozayeni will plan this with you.

Informed Consent

Please read the consent provided to you. You will be asked to sign an electronic copy of this document in our office. 

Arrange for Payment

Please know exactly how you will pay for your LASIK procedure in advance. Full payment must be made on or before your treatment day. We accept Visa, MasterCard, personal checks (processed electronically), cash, FSA & HSA Accounts. If you plan on using CareCredit or Wells Fargo financing, you must have approval prior to your treatment day. 

Eye Drops

You will be contacted by our surgical coordinator the week of your LASIK vision correction procedure and she will review all of the instructions about your drops. You can also find this information in the pocket folder that was provided to you at the conclusion of your consultation.

One day before your LASIK procedure, begin eye drops as prescribed. Take antibiotic and/or anti-inflammatory drops four times a day per Dr. Mozayeni's instructions. Also, make sure to bring these drops on the day of your LASIK procedure. You will also be using artificial tears often. Specific brands will be recommended.

The Day of LASIK Surgery

Avoid Beauty Products

Do not use makeup, perfume, lotions, cologne or aftershave the day of your LASIK vision correction procedure.

Dress Comfortably

Wear warm, layered clothing and closed-toe shoes. Do not wear sandals or flip-flops. Make sure your clothing is something you would feel comfortable sleeping in so you will not need to change clothes to go to sleep once you return home. 

Bring a Driver

Since you will not be able to drive right after your LASIK vision correction surgery, make sure to bring a friend or family member along to drive you home.

Eat a Light Meal or Snack

Shortly before you arrive at your LASIK appointment, eat a light snack or a small meal that will keep you comfortable throughout your LASIK surgery.

Avoid Caffeine and Drink Water

You will need to rest after your LASIK vision correction surgery. Thus, it is best to avoid caffeine or any other sugary food or drink that will make it difficult for you to sleep after the surgery. Drinking water helps keep your eyes moist, which will ensure that your eyes are comfortable after treatment. 

Bring Your Eye Drops

Bring antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye drops with you on the day of your LASIK vision correction surgery.

Before LASIK Surgery

Contact Lenses

A few weeks prior to treatment, you will need to swap out your contacts for glasses. You will be given specific instructions based on your contacts and how you have worn them. In general:

  • Do not sleep with your contact lenses in for at least 3 weeks prior to your LASIK vision correction surgery.
  • Soft lenses should be left out of your eyes for 1 week prior to LASIK procedure.
  • Toric lenses (also known as weighted or for astigmatism) should be left out of your eyes for 3 full weeks prior to your LASIK procedure.
  • Gas permeable lenses may need to be left out of your eyes for several months prior to your LASIK procedure. Dr. Mozayeni will plan this with you.

Informed Consent

Please read the consent provided to you. You will be asked to sign an electronic copy of this document in our office. 

Arrange for Payment

Please know exactly how you will pay for your LASIK procedure in advance. Full payment must be made on or before your treatment day. We accept Visa, MasterCard, personal checks (processed electronically), cash, FSA & HSA Accounts. If you plan on using CareCredit or Wells Fargo financing, you must have approval prior to your treatment day. 

Eye Drops

You will be contacted by our surgical coordinator the week of your LASIK vision correction procedure and she will review all of the instructions about your drops. You can also find this information in the pocket folder that was provided to you at the conclusion of your consultation.

One day before your LASIK procedure, begin eye drops as prescribed. Take antibiotic and/or anti-inflammatory drops four times a day per Dr. Mozayeni's instructions. Also, make sure to bring these drops on the day of your LASIK procedure. You will also be using artificial tears often. Specific brands will be recommended.

The Day of LASIK Surgery

Avoid Beauty Products

Do not use makeup, perfume, lotions, cologne or aftershave the day of your LASIK vision correction procedure.

Dress Comfortably

Wear warm, layered clothing and closed-toe shoes. Do not wear sandals or flip-flops. Make sure your clothing is something you would feel comfortable sleeping in so you will not need to change clothes to go to sleep once you return home. 

Bring a Driver

Since you will not be able to drive right after your LASIK vision correction surgery, make sure to bring a friend or family member along to drive you home.

Eat a Light Meal or Snack

Shortly before you arrive at your LASIK appointment, eat a light snack or a small meal that will keep you comfortable throughout your LASIK surgery.

Avoid Caffeine and Drink Water

You will need to rest after your LASIK vision correction surgery. Thus, it is best to avoid caffeine or any other sugary food or drink that will make it difficult for you to sleep after the surgery. Drinking water helps keep your eyes moist, which will ensure that your eyes are comfortable after treatment. 

Bring Your Eye Drops

Bring antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye drops with you on the day of your LASIK vision correction surgery.