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  • Laser vision correction

    Having laser vision correction

    On the day of your visit, please arrive one hour before your procedure is scheduled to begin.

    • Come to the registration desk, where a staff member will confirm your registration details.
    • A staff member will then escort you to the diagnostic services and treatment services area. Your family and/or friends may wait for you there.

    As you get ready to come, keep these details in mind:

    • Food: You can eat and drink as usual on the day of your visit. 
    • Medication: Unless instructed otherwise, take all of your regular prescribed medications, including eye drops and insulin on the day of your visit. Bring a list of all your prescribed medications and your eye drops with you on the day of your procedure.
    • Transportation: You may or may not be able to drive yourself home. This depends on the type of procedure you have. Ask your ophthalmologist if you will need to arrange to have someone drive you home.
  • Source: Phillips Eye Institute
    Reviewed by: Marge Watry, director of patient care and chief nursing officer, Phillips Eye Institute
    First published: 05/10/2010
    Last reviewed: 06/14/2017

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    Patient story

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    Vision correction surgery means freedom for busy father of two

    After having laser vision correction surgery at Phillips Eye Institute, Kolb's vision has improved to the point where it is better than what the chart in his doctor's office can measure.