When you arrive at our office, you will meet with our surgical coordinator, who will have consent forms for you to complete. You can ask any remaining questions you have at that time. Depending on your procedure, additional pre-operative testing may be needed.
You will be escorted to a reclining chair underneath the laser. Doctor Belmont will place numbing drops in your eye, and the area around your eye will be cleaned. Your lashes may be brushed to get rid of any debris. An instrument called a lid speculum will be placed to hold your eyelid open during treatment.
When Dr. Belmont starts the laser, you will hear a ticking sound and may become aware of a slight scent. The treatment itself takes only a few minutes. Once the laser has finished gently correcting your vision, Dr. Belmont will use lubricating drops on the eye and put on a contact lens for protection which will stay on day and night until we remove it on your follow up visit. For patients having both eyes treated, the same process is repeated on the other the eye, all in the same day. Dr. Belmont will insure that the contact lenses are well placed, and instruct you as you set on your way home. It is advisable to rest and not overdo it for the first two to three days.