Can I bring someone with me when I come for my Laser Eye Surgery?

laser eye surgery patient at london vision clinic

Our eyes play a huge role in our lives.

They dictate everything from how we see the world and interact with other people to how we navigate from place to place and keep ourselves out of harms way.

So, when the two incredibly intricate globular organs are due for an upgrade via Laser Eye Surgery, there’s no doubt you’ll feel a little uneasy.

Having your vision altered by an unfamiliar person with strange instruments — heck, even just the thought of someone just touching your eyes — is enough to turn people fully off the idea.

Although most of these fears are quickly dispelled once you speak with an expert (and often friendly) laser eye surgeon and discover that Laser Eye Surgery is one of the most common and safest elective procedures in the world, it’s always helpful to have someone on hand to support you through your journey.

And so, you’re welcome to bring 1 or 2 people with you on the day of your laser eye treatment. However, most clinics — ourselves included — advise you don’t bring children to the clinic.

We go through so much of our lives taking our vision for granted but when it suddenly takes centre stage, some last minute nerves and doubts can often appear. In this moment there’s nothing better than the friendly and reassuring smile of a friend or family member to set your mind at ease.

What’s more, it can be helpful to have an extra pair of eyes and hands with you due to the effects of the procedure itself. In the hours following Laser Eye Surgery, it’s recommended to rest your eyes and therefore you’ll not be able to drive yourself home. Public transport is also not advised as this can be tiring (especially the London Underground).

Before the procedure, your companion is more than welcome to sit with you while the nurses explain more about the process. During treatment, they will be asked to wait in the seating area as access to the operating room is restricted for medically trained staff or personnel. This is simply to ensure the clinic upholds operating standards and all the equipment remains sterile.

It can feel like there’s a lot of information to take in regarding best practices, aftercare, and recovery. This is where an extra set of ears come in handy too. A friend or relative can make sure you get all the answers you need and go on your way content and filled to the brim with information.

You may also find it helpful to bring someone along to your aftercare appointments. You will no longer need another pair of eyes to help you manoeuvre and get around, but your companion will be able to ask any of their own questions and make sure everything is perfectly in place for you to enjoy your new life of greater vision.

If you’d like to book a consultation with us, or find out more about the day of the Laser Eye Surgery procedure, leave us a comment or give us a call us on 020 7224 1005.