When do I have to stop wearing contact lenses before surgery?

Typical soft contact lenses need to be out for one week prior to surgery. If you wear toric soft contact lenses (the type that correct for astigmatism), two weeks is required. If you wear rigid gas permeable lenses, they should be out for three weeks minimum. It’s important to follow the recommended schedule for non-wear of contact lenses to ensure the accuracy of your exam results and ultimately your laser treatment.