Day of surgery
Before you undergo your LASIK or IOL surgery, your prescription will be verified and you will meet with a clinical counsellor.
Verification of prescription
We will verify your eye prescription and measure your pupils to ensure the accuracy of results. If you wear contact lenses, please refer to our Contact Lens Policy about how long before the vision correction surgery you should remove your contact lenses.
The clinical counsellor will explain the different steps you are about to go through, and provide you with all of the necessary post-operative instructions, such as how to use the eye drops, and more. You will also be required to sign a consent form (please refer to our Informed Consent section for more information on the informed consent process). Here, we will also ensure that payment has been made and will schedule an appointment for your mandatory 24-hour post-operative assessment.
- Do not consume any alcohol.
- Avoid smoking on the day of your surgery.
- Consult the Contact Lens Policy to determine the minimum length of time they must be removed prior to surgery.
- Do not apply makeup. For your security, the procedure may be postponed if any makeup is detected.
- Please do not wear any clothing, such as wool or fleece, that may generate lint in the laser eye center’s surgical suite.
- If you are travelling from outside of Canada, please remember to bring proper identification, such as a passport and other proof of citizenship.
Please arrange transportation with a driver to take you home following your procedure. You will be asked to return the next day for a follow-up.
Duration of surgery appointment
Expect to be in the clinic for approximately four hours on the day of the procedure.
In consideration of others and to ensure that your visit is as comfortable as possible, we ask that you do not bring children with you.
You can expect to feel nervous or anxious prior to your procedure; this is a completely natural response. You may eat normally before your appointment. To help you relax before your surgery, you will also be given the option of taking a mild sedative, such as Ativan.