Once you are in stable condition, you will be discharged. Most patients are discharged one to five hours after surgery. It is normal to experience sleepiness and dizziness for 12 to 24 hours after surgery.
You will receive verbal and written post-surgical care instructions to be followed. Your escort must be available to discuss and sign these instructions before you will be allowed to go home. If you experience anything unusual after your surgery, please call your surgeon or go to the nearest emergency room.
A nurse from our center will call you several days after your surgery to check on your recovery.
DO NOT PLAN TO DRIVE yourself home or use public transportation after your procedure. A friend or relative or dedicated caregiver should be available to assist you for at least 24 hours post-operatively.
Recovery Care Unit
Our special Recovery Care Unit is available for patients requiring overnight nursing care after their surgery if your insurance allows. You’ll appreciate the professional and personal care from our highly trained team.
What to Bring:
- Contact lens case
- Other personal care items
- Routine medication in clearly labeled containers
One adult family member may stay overnight with you. Visitor entrance is located at the side of the building opposite of Metromedical Drive. Visiting hours are until 9:00 PM.