patient pre-op instructions.

Thank you for choosing Somerset Eye Institute for your surgical needs. We would like to make your surgical experience as pleasant as possible. Please read the following instructions ensuring a smooth and pleasant stay.

  • A member of our surgical team will contact you the day before your procedure to confirm your scheduled arrival time, review instructions and answer any questions that you may have.
  • Please let your surgeon know the best way to contact you during the day before your surgery. If you have not received a call by 3 p.m. the day before, please call your physician.
  • If you become ill or must cancel for any reason, call your doctor immediately.
  • Please make sure any tests required by your surgeon are done prior to surgery.
  • If you have been asked to remain NPO (nothing by mouth), please make sure you follow instructions.
  • Please follow your physician’s instructions regarding medication use and dosage prior to surgery. Diabetic patients will be counseled on an individual basis according to needs and the time of surgery.
  • Wear casual clothing and comfortable shoes. Please leave all valuable personal articles at home.
  • You may bring eyeglasses, hearing aides, inhalers, etc., with you on the day of your surgery.
  • You may not drive home if you have had anesthesia. NJ State regulations and our policy dictate that you cannot be sent home alone.
  • Please make arrangements for a responsible adult to accompany you home. Due to medication and anesthesia from surgery your alertness will be reduced and you are not safe to drive.
  • Bring all insurance information including any supplemental insurance and Medicare.
  • Our center is located on the second floor; handicapped accessible and free, convenient parking is available on site.

Thank you for choosing Somerset Eye Institute – we look forward to meeting you. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us anytime.

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