Questions to Ask When Considering Refractive Procedures.

If you are considering refractive surgery, you should discuss with your ophthalmologist the benefits and risks — including quality of life issues — that could result from correcting vision with surgery rather than eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Refractive Surgeries options available at Saluja Eye Care Center:

  • Laser Vision Correction
    1. LASIK
    2. PRK
    3. Advanced Monovision for Presbyopia
    4. Presbyopia LASIK
  • Lens based Refractive surgery
    1. ReLEX
    2. Multifocal IOL
    3. Toric IOL
    4. Phakic IOL/ ICL/IPCL
  • Others.

You should consult with your doctor to know what is the best option for you.

Before the refractive eye surgery

  1. You and your ophthalmologist will discuss your vision needs based on your lifestyle. For example, if you play sports, you may be seeking clear distance vision from surgery.
  2. Also, you and your ophthalmologist should discuss your expectations for LASIK. People who have LASIK to achieve perfect vision without glasses or contacts run the risk of being disappointed. This laser eye surgery allows people to do most of their everyday tasks without corrective lenses. However, you might need to wear glasses for certain activities, such as reading or driving at night.
  3. The day before surgery, you should stop using:
    • Creams
    • Lotions
    • Makeup
    • Perfumes
  4. These products as well as debris along the eyelashes may increase the risk of infection during and after surgery. Your doctor may ask you to scrub your eyelashes for a period of time before surgery to get rid of residues and debris along the lashes.
  5. Also before surgery, arrange for transportation to and from your surgery and your first follow-up visit. On the day of surgery, your doctor may give you some medicine to make you relax. Because this medicine impairs your ability to drive and because your vision may be blurry, even if you don’t drive make sure someone can bring you home after surgery.