Laser Day Flow
As your procedure day approaches, you may be wondering what the journey will look like.
When you arrive on the day of surgery, you will pull up under the awning to the front door in your car, like you did for your clinic visit. Please have all your paperwork reviewed and signed before you arrive, to expedite the check-in process. You will then be directed to your parking space where your driver will wait for the duration of your visit.
When it is time to come inside, a greeter will escort you to the door and provide you with hand sanitizer. You will need to bring your eye drops inside with you, but we encourage you to leave other personal items in your vehicle, so you do not have to carry them through the surgery process.
After you are all checked in, you will meet with a nurse who will go over your care instructions and prepare you for the procedure, including administering some eye drops and offering you medication. Dr. Chu will stop by before you go back into the laser suite to answer any last minute questions.
Dr. Chu will meet you in the laser suite where there are 2 lasers. First, you will lie down on the bed. Your nurse will give you our mascot, Laser Gator to hold. The bed will rotate under the first laser where the flaps are made. Then the bed will rotate to the second laser for treatment.
After the procedure, Dr. Chu will take a look at your eyes, and then you are free to go! The whole process may take an hour and a half to two hours.