The next step was to stop wearing contacts and start using the Restasis drops. Stopping the contacts wasn’t that hard for me and neither was doing the drops (what I was not looking forward to was not using make-up for the three days before and one week after LASIK). When I started the Restasis it wasn’t hard at all. It was easy to remember to use them first thing in the morning and the last thing before I go to bed. The drops help get your eyes ready for the procedure. I guess they help your eyes make more tears. They made my eyes feel really good. I was so excited to be doing this! I actually brought it up in every conversation, “I’m having LASIK!” I felt special like I was doing something for me.