There are no restrictions on eating, drinking or medications immediately prior to your procedure. However, you should avoid alcohol and medications that cause drowsiness.
Contact lenses change the shape of your cornea. Since this is the area that’s treated, it’s important to allow time for your cornea to return to its normal curvature.
Removing Contact Lenses
- Soft contact lenses should be removed at least 72 hours (3 days) before your procedure.
- Hard or gas permeable contact lenses should be removed at least 4 to 6 weeks before your procedure.
- Patients who have worn rigid contact lenses for over 20 years may need to remove them for up to 8 to 12 weeks.
Your eye doctor can help you make this determination and even fit you with disposable contact lenses or glasses in the interim.