Before LASIK Surgery

LASIK can be very successful if done on the right patient, but it is not for everyone.

That is why your doctor will carry out a thorough eye exam to be sure your eyes are healthy enough for the procedure. Your doctor will examine:

  • The shape and thickness of your cornea
  • Pupil size
  • Refractive errors
  • Moistness of your eye
  • Other eye conditions

Your doctor will assess your general health and take note of any medication you are taking.

Be sure to stop putting on contact lenses for a time period recommended by your doctor (normally around two weeks) before your eye exam and before the procedure because contacts can change the natural shape of your cornea.