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Preparing for your Laser Eye Surgery Procedure

On the day of your procedure you should allow for a half-day visit to the clinic. This allows ample time for discussion and any final measurements of your eyes to be taken. You will be unable to drive after the procedure so be sure to make transport arrangements home.

As a local and not a general anaesthetic is used you can eat and drink normally on the day itself. It is best to wear loose comfortable clothing. Do not wear any make-up, creams, mascara, eyeshadow, eyeliner, deodorant or perfume on the day of treatment.

Contact lenses can change the shape of your cornea. Since laser vision correction treats your cornea, it is important to allow time for your cornea to return to its normal curvature by not wearing contact lenses prior to your consultation and procedure. You should stop wearing them for at least one week prior to treatment. If however you wear rigid gas permeable lenses you should stop wearing them one month prior to your procedure. If this is not adhered to then it could affect the results of your treatment.

The success of your laser treatment depends on several factors including the expertise of the surgeon and team, and the advancement of the technology used. At Optical Express our absolute priority is to provide you with the best clinical results, whilst maintaining the highest level of safety.

Our laser eye clinics aim to provide you with the best clinical results

Optical Express surgeons have carried out almost 2 million laser eye procedures worldwide and our clinics are equipped with the latest state-of-the-art laser eye surgery technology.

Our absolute priority is to provide you with outstanding clinical results, while maintaining the highest levels of laser eye surgery safety.


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At Optical Express, we offer an unrivalled level of post-operative patient care with a 24 hour medical helpline after your procedure.


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