Brinton Vision – Lasik St. Louis

Eye Drops & Medications:

  • #1 Twist-top vials of preservative-free artificial Conveniently purchase through pharmacy with other post- operative drops, over the counter, or online. On day of the procedure, use one drop in procedure eye as frequently as possible, or no less than every 15-30 minutes while awake. For the first three months, use one drop in procedure eye a minimum of every two hours while awake. This drop is listed first since it is the most important step you can take in the first 3 months after Raindrop removal to support your eye as it heals. These vials can be recapped for multiple uses (9-11 drops per vial), however throw away and use a new vial on the next day.
  • #2 Prednisolone (steroid, pink/white top, 5.0mL/80 drops). Shake before using. Take one drop in procedure eye 4x daily for one week, 3x daily for one week, 2x daily for 2 weeks, 1x daily for 2 weeks, then stop. Notify a Brinton Vision doctor if you have used steroid medicines before or if you start a new steroid medication (pill, cream, mist, inhaler, injection, prednisone, etc.) while taking the drops above. This combination can lead to a painless increase in eye pressure and vision loss. As long as you are taking a steroid eye drop you need to have your eye pressure checked in our office no less than every 4 weeks.
  • #3 Ofloxacin (antibiotic, tan top, 5.0mL/80 drops). Take one drop in procedure eye four times daily – typically breakfast, lunch, dinner, and bedtime – for one week, then stop.


  • You may experience irritation, light sensitivity, “heavy eyelids,” and excess tearing following your procedure. This typically subsides over the first few days.
  • Tape eye shield securely over the procedure eye while sleeping for the first two nights to prevent accidentally bumping or rubbing your eye.
  • You may resume normal non-water workouts after your day 1 post-operative examination.
  • If your surgeon places a bandage contact lens in your eye following your inlay procedure, he will tell you. This is typically removed at your postop day #1 visit. Please tell your technician if your bandage lens is still in place at your postop day #1 visit. If your contact falls out prior to your visit, do not replace it. Keep your eyes closed and use preservative-free artificial tears for comfort. Call the office and we can discuss whether you would like us to replace the lens for you.