5 Ways To Get Prepare For Your Lasik Surgery

If you have Lasik surgery coming up, there are a few things you need to do before your surgery to ensure that you are fully prepared for the surgery. You are going to want to arrange for care for your children and pets, you are going to want arrange for a ride home as well as for meals, and you are going to want to read the consent forms and have your payment ready.

Arrange for Child & Pet Care

The first thing you are going to want to do is arrange for the care of your children and pets. You are going to want to rest and limit your physical activities following your Lasik surgery, and you are going to want to be careful about movement and people around your eyes.

If you have children, see if they can stay with a friend or family member for a few days while you recover. If that is not possible, hire a babysitter to be at home with you to assist with taking care of your children while you recover. Be sure to arrange for this care ahead of time, as you will need to pack bags for your kids and make sure that their caretakers know about all the places and things your child needs to do while you are recovering.

If you have pets, see if a friend can take them while you recover or find a local boarding facility for them. Pack up your pet's food, bedding and toys and be sure to drop them off before you head into surgery. If your surgery is early in the morning, drop off your pets before you leave for your surgery.

You want to limit the energy that you will have to expel while recovering from your surgery.

Arrange for A Ride

You are not going to be able to drive home for your surgery, so you should arrange for a ride to and from your surgery. You don't have to get a ride from the same person or source to and from your surgery. You can use a ride sharing service or taxi to get you to and from your procedure, or you can enlist the help of a family member or friend. Just make sure that you already know how you will get to and from your surgery before the day of.

Arrange for Meals

Make things as easy on yourself as possible by arranging for meals while you recover. If you are into meal prep, prepare your own meals in advance that you just have to heat up to enjoy. Or, get together the names as well as what you want to order for local take-out places. The key is to make eating healthy as easy as possible as you are resting and recuperating.  

Read The Consent Forms

Ask your doctor for the consent forms for your surgery in advance. Take the forms home and spend time reading the forms, writing down any questions that you have. Make sure the doctor answers these questions before you sign the consent forms.

Have Payment Ready

Finally, make sure that you have your payment ready. If you are using a flex spending account or a health savings account to pay for your Lasik operations, be sure to bring all the payment information for those spending accounts with you. If possible, see if you can pre-pay for your surgery so you don't have to worry about payments on the day of your surgery.

Also, be sure to follow any advice that your doctor gives you to prepare for your surgery as well. The more prepared you are for the surgery, the smoother the procedure and recovery process will go.