Many people who wear contact lenses have been wearing them for years, for prolonged periods, and sometimes even sleep in them. As a result, it’s difficult to determine exactly what condition your corneas are in until we see you for your consultation. Generally, with soft daily wear contacts, you’ll only need to be out of them for 5 days prior to your preoperative evaluation and 48 hours before your LASIK procedure.  With hard contact lenses, the rule of thumb is 4-6 weeks, but this varies from patient to patient. We’ll tell you exactly when we see you for your consultation.