There are two entrances in the building where the Surgical Eye Center is located. Please use the entrance marked Surgical Eye Center.


Please take normally scheduled blood pressure medicine, breathing medicine and cardiac (heart) medicine the day of surgery with sips of water. DO NOT take diuretics (water pills) the morning of surgery. If you have diabetes, DO NOT take oral hyperglycemic medications (sugar pills) or insulin the morning of surgery. If you use an inhaler, please bring it with you.

Bring a complete list of the nonprescription and prescription medications and dosages you currently are taking, including eye drops and ointments. (It may be easiest to just bring all your medication bottles.)

Hearing aids

If you have hearing aids, please wear them.


No food or drink after midnight.


Do not wear make-up, lotions or cologne.


Please leave all jewelry at home. Medical alert tags and wedding rings may be worn.


Wear short-sleeved shirts that button down the front. No turtlenecks, sweaters or sweatshirts. We suggest ladies wear slacks.


You will not be allowed to drive the day of your surgery, so please have someone drive you.


You will be given written instructions regarding the care of your eye.


A responsible adult MUST accompany you on your day of surgery. We require they remain in the building throughout your stay. You will need someone to be with you for 24 hours. For your safety, your surgery will be rescheduled if a responsible adult is not with you the day of surgery.

Insurance Information

On your day of surgery you must bring your driver’s license or picture ID, your Medicare card, Medicaid card and any other insurance cards you may have.

Advance Directives

Although we do not honor advance directives, we encourage you to bring a copy for your medical record.


Any question about these instructions should be directed to:
Surgical Eye Center
3312 Battleground Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27410
Phone: (336) 282-8330


*Please note our lobby is usually cold. You and your sponsor may want to bring a jacket.