Step 8: Post-operative exams
You are required to return to our office within 24 hours after
surgery for your first post-operative appointment. This appointment
will be given to you immediately following your surgery.
After your 24-hour visit, there are two additional post-operative
- 1 day, 3 weeks, 3 and 6 months following LASIK
- Additional visit at 1 year for PRK
- Regular yearly checkups thereafter
Each post-operative appointment is very important, even if everything seems fine
to you. These examinations help us to evaluate the healing process of your eyes,
which continues for some time, and to monitor for the development of infection.
There are occasional infections that have no obvious symptoms until they are
too advanced, so be sure to keep to your schedule.
You may schedule post-operative care with your eye care professional, if you
prefer. We are happy to work with other practices. Please keep in mind that you
must make your follow-up appointments with that office prior to your surgery
date, and that you are responsible for any additional fees. Be prepared to furnish
Seibel Vision Surgery with the pertinent information and completed forms necessary
for the transfer; we are happy to facilitate this process.
Address all concerns immediately:
Additionally, Dr. Seibel will want to know if you have any concerns about your
vision or your eyes at any time. Having access to your medical history, Dr. Seibel
will be most qualified to determine if your situation is within normal limits
or requires additional care.
Next step: Enhancements, if needed.