Laser treatments are performed in our office and are done with local anesthesia. It may be necessary to schedule laser treatments to be performed at a later date following your consultation visit. If the need for treatment is urgent or if you are traveling a distance that makes such future scheduling difficult for you, laser treatment may be performed on the same day as your consultation visit. In this case, the time you spend in our office may be longer than expected; we strive to accommodate your need for urgent treatment yet stay on schedule for other patients’ appointments. Since an eye patch may be needed over the treated eye for several hours following the procedure, you will need to bring a driver to take you home.