Now all you need to do is pack your bags and make sure that you are well prepared for the upcoming procedure. What can you do to make the whole process as easy and pleasant as possible?
1. Fill out the pre-procedure form.
You will receive it from your Velcure assistant before you arrive in Gdansk. You will need to answer a few basic questions and they will help the doctor to decide whether you qualify for the laser vision correction. It is best to fill out the form and send it to Velcure before you purchase your tickets. In case there is an obvious reason why you don’t qualify for the treatment, you will know it beforehand. This way you know what to expect and you will not be disappointed when you are already in Gdansk.
2. Stop wearing contact lenses
It is important that you do not wear your soft contact lenses 2 weeks before your pre-op evaluation. If you wear hard contact lenses, you will need to stop wearing them three weeks before the evaluation. Contact lenses can distort the shape of your cornea, which could lead to inaccurate measurements. Simply put, this means that your sight might not be entirely cured if you did not take a break from the contact lenses. That’s why, even if you don’t like them… say hello to your old friends, glasses
3. Come relaxed to the pre-op evaluation
We know that it is easier said than done, but with Velcure it definitely becomes a fact. We will arrange your whole stay and will book a taxi for you. The car will take you all the way to the clinic, where your Velcure assistant will be waiting for you. If you have any questions or doubts, the assistant will help you. If it is needed, we can also be with you all the time during the examination.
More facts about laser vision correction and important things to remember:
The examination can take up to 2,5 hours.
If you are coming with an accompanying person, do not worry about them. The clinic is in the city centre and very close to many attractions and restaurants. If your accompanying person is not needed to be with you all the time, they do not have to wait for you in the waiting room.
The procedure can be done on the same day or on the following day, depending on your prior arrangements.
If the laser vision correction is done on the same day, it will be a few hours after the pre-op examination.
Your vision can be a bit blurry after the pre-op examination.
If you are not coming with an accompanying person, your Velcure assistant will be there for you to make sure you go back to your hotel or apartment safely.
On the day of your surgery:
- You should make sure that you take all of your prescribed medications.
- Do not wear eye makeup or have any big accessories in your hair, as these might interfere with positioning your head under the laser.
- Come relaxed to the clinic – it was confirmed by the staff at the clinic that the patients, who are calm and relaxed go through the whole procedure quicker. You will receive calming medication from the staff.
If you still have questions or doubts and you did not find the needed answers in the article, make sure to contact us.