Ambulatory Surgery Center

Surgery & Laser Center

You will find the best in ophthalmic outpatient surgical care at Vancouver Eye Care Surgery & Laser Center. Learn more about preparing for surgery. Call today! Located at 17720 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Suite 100, our facility offers a relaxed patient-focused environment, state-of-the-art equipment and technology, convenient access, ample parking, and experienced staff to meet your needs. If you have questions regarding our center, please call us at 360-823-2022.

Our Ophthalmic Procedures Include:

Preparing for Surgery

Before Surgery

Your doctor’s office will schedule surgery for you or your family member. Once scheduled, a member of our staff may call you to obtain further information. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the center and your upcoming surgery.

For your safety, please arrange transportation home by a responsible driver known to you. The Surgery Center cannot send patients home without transportation provided by a driver that is known to them. This driver must stay at the Surgery Center during the patient’s procedure in case of an emergency. Patients are required to have a responsible adult to care for them for the first 24 hours after surgery. Please note that the arrival time given to you by your surgeon’s office is a tentative time and may change. The Surgery & Laser Center will call you with an actual, confirmed arrival time the day before surgery. Please keep your arrival time flexible as surgery times often change.

If you develop a fever, rash, or cold the day before surgery, contact your doctor at once, as your surgery may need to be rescheduled.

Remember, DO NOT EAT, DRINK, or CHEW anything after midnight the night before your surgery, unless otherwise instructed. This includes gum, mints, candy, and chewing tobacco.

The Morning of Surgery

Do not eat or drink anything the morning of surgery, unless your doctor has given you other instructions. Take your usual medications with a sip of water. You may brush your teeth and rinse your mouth with water, but do not drink any of the water.

Wear loose, comfortable clothing (a short-sleeved, button-front shirt is the best). Leave all valuables and jewelry at home. If you wear glasses or contacts, bring a case to store them in. Please do not wear makeup or apply any lotion to your face.

You should have a responsible driver with you on the day of your surgery. Your driver should remain in the facility while you are in surgery.

You will meet first with our receptionist. Please bring your insurance and photo identification cards with you on the morning of surgery. You will be asked questions to verify your insurance and will be asked to sign a financial agreement if you have not already done so. If you need other financial arrangements or an estimate of your bill, please call 360-696-2081.

Next, you will be taken to the admissions area where your nurse will verify medical information, allergies, and medications. The nurse will prepare you for surgery, and an anesthesiologist will meet with you to discuss your medical history and the type of anesthesia you will have.

After Surgery

You can expect to spend approximately 15-30 minutes in our comfortable post-anesthesia care unit, depending upon the types of anesthesia you receive. After you waken and your condition is assessed, your family member or friend will be allowed to rejoin you.

The nurses will give you instructions for taking care of yourself at home. Should problems or questions arise when you are recovering at home, we will be available by telephone until 5 p.m. on the day of your surgery. If questions arise outside our normal hours of operation, please contact our office at (360)696-4691 to reach the doctor on call.

Hear What Our Patients Have to Say!

“Dr. Clayton came highly recommended and I feel fortunate to be her patient. She removed a cataract in both eyes and subsequent laser surgery. The results have been amazing. Any anxiety left in the presence of her calm confidence. She is a very skilled ophthalmologist.” — Loretta S.

“I have had cataracts removed from both eyes by Dr. Clayton. It was a very comfortable process with Dr Clayton along with her  team, the nurses, and office staff.” — Carla F.

“This was my second cataract surgery done by Dr. Clayton…My experience was a very positive one. I was afraid of anyone coming near my eyes so I put off having surgery for a year. Having now had both eyes done, I would encourage anyone to have it done and have it done at the Vancouver Eye Clinic.” — Geo S.