Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take my prescription medication the day of surgery?

A surgery center staff member will call you the business day before the surgery and will advise you on the use of your medication(s)  for the morning of surgery.

Can I eat the morning of surgery?

For cataract patients- Do not eat or drink after midnight (unless otherwise instructed).

For Yag Capsulotomy laser patients- Yes you can eat the morning of the surgery.

Do patients use drops the morning of Cataract surgery?

No surgery drops, ONLY glaucoma drops as prescribed.

Do patients need a driver for surgery?

Yes, patients will need to arrange transportation unless otherwise instructed.

How much is my surgery going to cost?

We recommend you contact your insurance carrier in regards to deductibles and/or co-insurance fees. The procedure code for Cataract surgery is 66984 and Yag Capsulotomy laser surgery is 66821. The procedure will be done at an outpatient ambulatory facility.

Do I have to give money to the Surgery Center?

The surgery center will notify you of your financial responsibility prior to your surgery. Payment is due the day of your surgery.

How long do I need to wait between drops?

It is recommended to separate drops at least five minutes apart.

Are there restrictions after Cataract surgery?

- Avoid activities that will traumatize the eye.
- No rubbing
- No swimming
- No gardening
- You may bend over to tie your shoes, put on socks (etc).
- You may shower and wash your hair.

Restrictions will be reviewed at your follow up appointments.

Are there restrictions after Yag Capsulotomy laser surgery?


Contact our Rochester offices to setup a consultation. We will review your visual goals and discuss whether LASIK is right for you. (877) 470-EYES

Cornerstone Surgery Center Office
135 Canal Landing,
Rochester, NY 14626
Victor Office
6534 Anthony Dr B,

Victor, NY 14564
Brighton Office
160 Sawgrass Dr., Suite 220
Rochester, NY 14620
Irondequoit Office
485 Titus Ave.,

Rochester, NY 14617
Gates Office
2300 Buffalo Rd.,
Bldg. 700
Rochester, NY 14624