While the general pre-operative-LASIK preparation for patients has become essentially traditional—for instance, if you wear contact lenses, you must switch to eyeglasses three weeks before your initial evaluation. Yet, for the post-operative-LASIK period, a more recent awareness has been developing, in the area of diet.

Until, should we say, the 21st Century, nutrition in ophthalmology has been all but overlooked, indeed an afterthought, but after surgery is what we’re thinking about here. After all, what could be wrong with a healthy pre-operative diet? The father of healing, Hippocrates, concluded: “Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food.” Well, necessary and sufficient conditions covered, logically speaking!