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Travelling to my laser eye surgery - do I need someone else with me?

Published on 15th July 2012

On the day of your laser eye correction, we recommend that you have someone with you.

It's nice to have a little bit of support from a family member or friend as it is usual to feel slightly anxious or nervous.

After your treatment, you sit in a recovery room for half an hour or so and whoever has attended with you can come and sit with you during this time.

Your doctor will see you again before you leave and discuss your aftercare and eye drop regime, so it is good to have someone else listening to what is said.

You obviously cannot drive immediately following your treatment so you will need someone to drive you home, and potentially to bring you back the next day for your day-one post operative appointment.

You can take a taxi home if there isn't anyone available to come with you, but we would always recommend having someone with you.


All eye surgical procedures carry a level of risk including not obtaining the desired outcome, through to varying levels of visual loss. Your eye surgeon will discuss the risks and benefits, including ones specific to your circumstances, at the time of your pre-operative consultation.