Are You Mentally Prepared For LASIK?

Posted by: Eye Health Northwest in LASIK on January 30, 2020

Young woman smiling after LASIK

Are you planning on finding out if you’re a good LASIK candidate soon? Any kind of surgical procedure is a big deal, especially one that’s on your eyes.  

One of the most important things before having LASIK is that you feel prepared. This means you are physically and mentally prepared for the procedure and recovery process. 

There are different ways that can help you feel prepared for LASIK. Keep reading for tips on how to make sure you’re mentally prepared when you get LASIK!

Enjoy the Experience

LASIK is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the United States. It is to be very safe with great outcomes. 

The FDA approved state-of-the-art technology for the procedure makes it as precise and effective as possible. Also, only specific surgeons can perform this procedure. 

They go through intensive training and have performed LASIK thousands of times. With all these aspects of LASIK, it has one of the highest success rates. Most patients end up with 20/20 vision or better! 

Ask Questions

One of the best ways to mentally prepare for LASIK is to ask your surgeon any questions you may have. You should feel comfortable going through a list of questions with your doctor. 

Make sure to write down questions as they pop into your head. No question is too small. 

Your doctor will want to make you as comfortable as possible and will answer any questions you have. This is key to help ease your anxieties. 

If you do not feel like your doctor is being responsive to your concerns, it may not be a good fit. Only choose a doctor that you feel comfortable with.

Manage Your Expectations

The key to any successful surgery is understanding what potential outcomes may be. You should know what outcome you would like and what outcome your doctor thinks is possible. 

Being able to manage your expectations will help you have a better outcome. LASIK is well known for improving patient’s vision but it doesn’t guarantee perfection. 

Some patients need to wear glasses after LASIK or have a corrective procedure later on. 

Understand Potential Risks

Like any surgery, LASIK does have risks. LASIK is considered to be a very safe and successful surgery, but there are potential risks. 

Patients need to be aware of the risks and complications that may occur during LASIK. Some include seeing halos, light sensitivity, dry eyes, and less than perfect vision. 

Understanding these potential risks can help you be more prepared for the procedure.

Prepare for LASIK

The final way to be mentally prepared for LASIK is to follow all provided pre-surgery instructions. This means not wearing contacts when you’re told to stop, and no makeup on the day of your procedure, among other things. 

Both of these things help your eyes stay healthy, clean, and in their normal shape. Wearing contact lenses temporarily changes the shape of your cornea, which is why you need to stop wearing them before LASIK. Following all instructions will make you feel more confident and ready for LASIK. 

Are you ready to find out if you could be a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery? Schedule a LASIK consultation at EyeHealth Northwest in Happy Valley, OR! 

Why wait when there’s a whole lifetime of no glasses or contacts that could be waiting for you? There’s only one way to find out!


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Aloha, OR 97003
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Portland, OR 97213
(503) 255-2291 see more
Gresham
24601 SE Stark St.
Suite 245
Troutdale, OR 97060
(503) 255-2291 see more
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Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 846-9400 see more
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9 Monroe Parkway, Suite 160
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
(503) 636-2551 see more
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Milwaukie, OR 97222
(503) 656-4221 see more
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Portland, OR 97206
503 777-5546 see more
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Newberg, OR 97132
(503) 538-1341 see more
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Portland, OR 97217
(503) 285-1671 see more
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Portland, OR 97209
(503) 227-2020 see more
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Oregon City, OR 97045
(503) 656-4221 see more
Peterkort
9555 SW Barnes Rd.
#201 (2nd floor)
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 227-2020 see more
Providence Portland
5050 NE Hoyt St., Suite 445
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 231-0166 see more
Providence St. Vincent
9135 SW Barnes Rd., Suite 961
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 292-0848 see more
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Portland, OR 97216
(503) 255-2291 see more
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Happy Valley, OR 97086
(503) 783-3300 see more
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Tigard OR 97224
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