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What to Expect

Re:Vision is honored that you have entrusted us with your precious vision. Now that you have scheduled your consultation or procedure, it’s time to prepare by following our step-by-step guides.

Preparing for Your Complimentary Consultation

You have taken the first step toward caring for your vision by setting up your free consultation! Complete the 5 steps below to prepare for your appointment.

Please Stop Wearing Contact Lenses

Patients should stop wearing soft lenses at least 3 days prior or rigid contact lenses 2 weeks prior, if possible. Please bring your glasses and contact lens boxes with your prescription to your appointment.

Fill Out the Patient Information Form

Please fill out our Patient Information Form ahead of time to avoid in-office paperwork before your appointment.

Send Us Your Records

If you have not already done so, help us learn more about your vision by having your eye records emailed to or faxed to (866) 908‑8313 by your regular eye doctor.

Do Your Research

Review information about your keratoconus or LASIK treatments and Re:Vision’s long-term Commitment of Care policy.

Gather Your Questions

Make note of any questions that come up as you learn so you can discuss them at your appointment.

What to Expect: Laser Vision Correction Procedure


A LASIK procedure takes about 2 minutes for each eye, but you should plan to be in the clinic for 2-3 hours the day of your appointment as we prepare you for surgery, carefully retaking many measurements and ensuring you are comfortable and sedated. Once you return home, it is recommended to rest for 4-6 hours. The oral sedative we gave you will help with that. You should plan for a post-op visit the day after your procedure.

Download our detailed guides for more preparation information.


It’s normal for your vision to be blurry and fluctuate for the first few days post-op and to gradually improve over the next 6 weeks. Complete recovery and clearest vision possible takes at least 3 months, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t drive, read, and perform other normal tasks until then. Initial recovery may include:

  • Tearing
  • Burning
  • Mild discomfort
  • Light sensitivity
  • Each eye recovering at a different pace

Please follow all post-op instructions, including using drops as prescribed and avoiding rubbing or irritants.

What to Expect: Keratoconus Procedure

Keratoconus Pre-Op

Our advanced keratoconus procedures don’t take long and usually only require regular Tylenol and a nap at home afterward. If you have already lost vision from your condition, we usually recommend a brief (1-2 minute) non-invasive, corneal reshaping procedure called conductive keratoplasty (CK) before your CXL to bring back some of the vision you have lost. As with clay, CK shapes the cornea and then CXL strengthens it. So, CK is done first and CXL the next day.

Download our detailed guides for more preparatory information.

After Your Keratoconus Procedures

Your next visit with Re:Vision will be scheduled for 3 months after your procedures, where you will receive a new prescription for glasses. The goal of CXL is to preserve your vision, rather than correct your vision as in LASIK. If you were a candidate for CK, the additional goal is to improve your vision with the use of glasses or contact lenses. Please let our staff know if you are interested in using contact lenses before your 3 month follow-up appointment so Dr. Rubinfeld can clear you for this.

Please follow all post-op instructions.

Just Reach Out and Ask

Re:Vision’s compassionate, knowledgeable team is happy to answer any questions you have about what to expect. Visit our contact page to reach out and find detailed directions to our clinics.