Tips to Prepare for Your Upcoming Eye Surgery
Preparing for surgery can be stressful, and preparing for eye surgery is no different. Feeling uncertain is perfectly natural. To help ease your mind, the ophthalmology experts at Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman & Hunter Eye Care and Surgery Center have compiled a list of procedures you can use to help prepare for your upcoming eye surgery.
- Talk to your eye surgeon regarding any medications you are currently taking.
- Make sure you have transportation arranged. Your eyes will need time to recover after surgery, and you will not be able to operate a vehicle. If you do not have someone to drive you to and from the office, you will need to reschedule.
- Do not eat or drink anything the night before your procedure. To avoid complications, you must fast for at least eight hours before surgery. Gum, mints, tobacco, and water must all be avoided.
- Personal and medical documents must be brought to the office before surgery. On the day of your surgery, make sure you have a photo ID, your current medical cards including insurance information, and a list of all medications you are currently taking.
- Be sure to bring payment for copays or deductibles. You will receive a call from your surgical coordinator with this information prior to the surgery day.
- The morning before surgery, make sure you follow any directions for daily medication as well as take eye drops as instructed.
- Wear loose-fitting and comfortable clothing. Do not wear any cosmetics or perfumes. Please do not bring any unnecessary valuables.
- Plan to see your eye doctor the day following your procedure. You will be given the time and location for your follow up appointment at the time of your surgery.
For further questions regarding eye surgery at Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman & Hunter Eye Care and Surgery Center in Tucson, AZ, call us at (520) 293-6740 or visit us online.