310.275.5533 Menu
Rate Us Schedule Visit

Life is beautiful.
See it clearly.

Schedule Your Consultation today!

Day Before your PRK Surgery

  • Use Zymar – 1 drop 4 times the day before your procedure.
  • Remove all eye make-up, including eyeliner and mascara.
  • Be certain to have driving arrangements made for the following day. Patients cannot drive home after surgery
  • Pick up prescribed medications.

Surgery Day

  • On the morning of surgery, please take all medications as normally prescribed.
  • Do NOT use any eye make-up, mascara, or fragrances.
  • Please bring your post-op kit with you to the laser center.
  • Please arrive 1 hour prior to surgery.
  • If prescribed Valium, please take upon arrival at the laser center.
  • Wear comfortable clothing (bring a sweater as it tends to get cold in the laser room)

After Surgery

  • We suggest you go home and nap for 4-6 hours.
  • Continue your drops 2 hours after getting home.
  • If sleeping, you do not have to wake up to take drops.

Post-Op Visits

  • Day 1: Next day post operative check up
  • Day 4: Removal of bandage contact lenses.
  • Day 10: Check vision and for dry eyes.
  • Month 1 and 3: Check for visual results
  • Month 6: Check visual stability of eyes.
  • One Year: Final check up.


  • Do not rub your eyes
  • Take great care when blotting your eyes following eye drop insertion.
  • A bandage contact lens was inserted for your comfort. If it falls out, please do NOT reinsert the lens. A new lens will be provided at your first post-operative visit.
  • Depending upon your occupation and rate of recovery, you may need to arrange to be away from work for up to 3 days following your procedure.

Normal early postoperative symptoms:

  • Droopy or swollen eye lids.
  • Watery eyes and redness.
  • Scratchy or sandy sensation.
  • Stinging with the eye drops.
  • Hazy, or fluctuating, vision.
  • Sensitivity to bright lights.
  • Some haloes at night.
  • Discomfort which usually recedes in 3 days.

Visual Recovery

You should not expect to see well immediately. There is normally much variability in the recovery rate between different patients, and even between both eyes of the same patient. The amount of blur during the first week is not relevant to the final visual outcome. Therefore, try not to over-analyze your vision at first. Although unavoidable, comparing the recovery period of one eye to another (or to that of another friend or relative) may raise unnecessary concern over normal differences.

Read more

If you are experiencing severe pain or sudden loss of vision, call our office at 310.275.5533.

Hear From Our Patients

Benjamin Eye Institute

147 reviews

  • Photo of Doe G.
    Doe G.
    Los Angeles, CA
    0 friends
    6 reviews
    1 photo

    Wow! I just had surgery by Dr. Benjamin  yesterday. Today I have 20-20, in that eye. Painless & perfect. I had no Idea, what I had been missing.
    Wonderful eye institute. Delightful & very efficient & up to date staff. Especially Myka. Treat yourself to good eye sight by the charming Dr. Benjamin. You will be in good hands.

  • Matt P.
    West Hollywood, CA
    214 friends
    31 reviews
    3 photos

    I have had dry eyes for a quite sometime and had seen several physicians and got eye drops etc but not until I have seen  Dr. Benjamin I found how serious problem that it was. I had the most thorough and individual attention by Dr. Benjamin. He explained to me my problem and treatment options available. Dr. Benjamin and His staff  are very caring and they spend as much time with you as needed and one feels taken care of. I was given state of the art treatment for my dry eyes and my eyes went from feeling tired , red , scratchy and itchy to brilliantly glowing clear. Office is very serene and staff is attentive, pleasant and smiling. Dr. Benjamin is very down to earth and explains thoroughly that one understands what alis them. I will definitely  keep coming back for all my eye issues.

  • Photo of Renee T.
    Renee T.
    Los Angeles, CA
    33 friends
    44 reviews
    29 photos

    I wish I had come to Dr. Benjamin years ago!!!

    I have been hopping around between 3 eye doctors in the last few years complaining of severe eye pain, redness - so bad I haven't been able to wear contacts for a year. Every other doctor made a diagnosis in 2 minutes, prescribed a few things and sent me on my way. Nothing helped and the doctors kept saying my eyes looked fine despite my symptoms. Finally I saw Dr. Benjamin, and he listened to my concerns from top to bottom and did tests the other doctors never did! He made a brand new diagnosis which finally makes sense and fits my symptoms. He spent almost an hour with me which is unbelievable. I am so impressed with this place, even the front desk and other staff were so friendly. I'm so relieved and am looking forward to making a recovery with Dr. Benjamin and eventually getting LASIK.

Read more testimonals

Watch Videos

Benjamin Eye Institute Benjamin Eye Institute Videos Watch more videos

Schedule Your Consultation Today!

Life is beautiful. See it clearly.

Monday-Friday: 8AM-5PM

9201 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 709
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Rate Us!

Please take a moment to rate your experience
with our team.