10 Things to Know Before Getting Laser Eye Surgery

If you’re about to go into laser eye surgery,you might be fully versed on what to expect as far as the basics—surgery cost, risks, recovery time—but there were a few aspects that you should to know before, during, and following the procedure that the medical staff don’t always cover.

1. You Must, Must, MUST Take Some Days Off

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The miraculous thing about laser eye surgery is that healing time is extremely quick—3 to 5 days. However, during the healing period (particularly 3 days post-surgery) you will need to take time off work due to the fact that you won’t be able to drive. Typically, vision will be blurry for a few days following surgery. Your eyes will also burn and be sensitive to light and it will feel uncomfortable to have them open for lengthy periods of time (so take this time to snuggle with your favorite person–or better yet: your favorite pet!).

2. You Will Have To Pay For Follow-Ups

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Typically, your follow-up eye consults with your doctor will not be covered. This extra cost will ensure that your eyes are healing properly and that there is no sign of infection. They will be scheduled in the first 2 days following surgery and continue over the next month or two, depending on your healing process.