To ensure relevant results, the surgeon proceeds, before the operation a detailed eye diagnostic through a series of about nine preoperative exams.
These exams reveal whether the patient is eligible to refractive surgery or not, measure the degree of the visual defect, provide good indications to choose the best technique and determine the chances of success of the intervention.
To ensure the accuracy of the results obtained during the preoperative assessment, patients should avoid wearing contact lenses before the exams.
The minimum recommended time to stop contact lens wear:
- Soft contact lenses: 3 to 5 days before assessment / surgery.
- Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses: 2 to 3 weeks before assessment / surgery.