Step 2 - The Day Of Your Treatment
For most treatments, you will be with us for approximately 2 hours. While you are at one of our centres, rest assured that our professional and friendly staff will care for you.
Half an hour prior to the procedure, you will be given the option to take a mild sedative orally to calm your nerves. The area around your eyes is prepared with antiseptic solution to minimise the risk of infection.
Anaesthetic eye drops are placed in your eyes, and each step of the surgery is explained. You then proceed into the treatment room.
The procedures take no longer than 20 minutes for both eyes and no needles are used at any point. The actual laser corneal reshaping process takes just 15 to 60 seconds per eye. Your surgeon will talk you throughout the procedure so you know exactly what to expect. During the procedure your vision will be blurred and sometimes blacked out.
Immediately After Treatment
Some medicated drops will be administered and the post-operative care explained by one of our friendly clinical staff. We will place a clear eye shield over your eyes before you leave the clinic.
You are encouraged to go home and sleep for approximately 4 hours. We provide sleeping tablets to assist you. You may experience some discomfort, such as a gritty sensation or watery eyes. This is a normal part of the healing process. Mild analgesic medication such as Panadol will be provided and can be used if necessary, but is rarely needed.
- - No swimming for 2 weeks
- - No eye make-up for 1 week (other makeup is fine)
- - No driving for 24 hours or until we advise you are legal to
- - No contact sports for 4 weeks