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What to Expect

From your initial exam to your recovery, we are with you every step of the way.

Free Consultation

During your free consultation, your surgeon will decide which procedure will be most appropriate for you by taking into consideration the results of your measurements, your needs and your lifestyle. He will also answer any questions you may have and explain the procedure in detail. This appointment usually takes about 30-45 minutes. If you choose to move forward, we will then schedule your pre-operative exam.

Pre-Operative Exam

Your pre-operative exam can take up to two hours. At this time, your eyes will be dilated and all the necessary measurements will be taken to assure that you get the best possible visual outcome. You will also watch a video that will describe the surgery, risks, benefits and alternatives of laser vision correction. At the end of the exam, we will review pre-operative instructions and provide you with your prescription eye drops needed for the procedure.  


We want to make your experience as comfortable as possible on the day of your surgery. Although, the surgery will only take about 10 minutes per eye, you should expect to be there for about one and a half hours. We will give you a mild sedative and let you relax in one of our recliners while listening to soothing music. Once you are relaxed we will move you into the surgical suite where you will receive anesthetic eye drops which make the procedure painless. After the procedure, we will review post-operative instructions and provide you with eye drops to speed healing and prevent infection. A friend or family member will then need to drive you home.


After the procedure, you should expect for your eyes to be slightly uncomfortable. We ask that you return home and take a nap so that you can sleep through the initial healing. Once you wake up, the discomfort will be minimal and your vision should be improved. We will see you the following day to make sure you are healing properly. Your visual recovery will vary based on the procedure you chose.

Don't Let Poor Vision Slow You Down

Through our advanced procedures, we are driven to help you achieve your maximum ocular health so that you can live your life to the fullest.

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Atlantic Eye Institute is ready to help you Live Your Vision℠

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