We’re so excited that you have taken the next step toward life without lenses and can’t wait to see you soon! You’re already halfway through your journey and we want to make this next step as simple as possible.
We know you’re probably asking, “what’s next” so we put together a few things to help you feel more confident, comfortable, and prepared.
For most patients, it is not required that you be out of contacts prior to your consultation. You can wear them right up until your appointment, and even to your appointment.
We do however, recommend you be out of contacts for as long as you’re comfortable with prior to your evaluation because being out of contacts allows for more accurate testing. You will have to take them out at your consultation and will be required to be out of contacts for at least one week prior to surgery.
If you are seeing Dr. Kim for an ICL consultation, we ask that you be out of contacts for at least 7 days prior to your appointment.
If you wear hard contacts, we do need you to be out of them for 2 weeks prior to your consultation.
Ashley had ICL surgery with Dr. Eva Kim in 2021 and is grateful that now she can just go and live her life without having to think about her glasses or contacts.
Her advice: “if someone’s considering ICL surgery and is on the fence about it, go in for the consultation and once you do it you’re going to ask yourself, “why didn’t I do this a long time ago?”
*ICON Eyecare recommends postponing refractive surgery if you are pregnant or nursing.
Melissa had LASIK surgery with Dr. David Litoff in 2018. Melissa says the best thing about having 20/20 vision is that she doesn’t ever have to think about it and can do the things she loves without having to tote around glasses or contacts.
While LASIK is the most known vision correction option, it is certainly not the only one. At ICON Eyecare, our focus on comprehensive ophthalmology means that we have multiple vision correction options outside of of LASIK, including PRK, EVO Visian ICL, and Clear Lens Exchange (CLE).
Your doctor and counselor can share more details on each procedure and can put together a customized care plan to help you make the most informed decision for your eye health.
Once you’ve scheduled surgery it’s time to start planning all the things you’ll be able to do without having to worry about glasses or contacts!
Depending on your surgical choice, you’ll have pre-surgery instructions and eye drop schedules to follow. Make sure you read all of your paperwork ahead of time and follow those drop schedules, they’re crucial for a successful surgery day.
Depending on the type of vision correction procedure you’ve chosen, your recovery will be unique but typically:
Keep in mind that recovery is different for every patient and your doctor will share more detailed information about recovery times for each vision correction option.