If you have worn glasses or contacts for years, you might get tired of having to clean them, find them, and adjust the prescription from time to time. That is where LASIK surgery can help. If you would like to learn more about LASIK surgery, the first step is to schedule a consultation with our team. For patients who want to find out if LASIK surgery is right for them, the consultation is free.
During the test, our goal is to make sure that your cornea is thick enough for us to perform LASIK surgery. We will measure the thickness of your cornea using something known as the Pentacam test. We will also schedule a consultation with a patient counselor who will be able to address your questions and concerns.
Some of the steps that will take place during our LASIK surgery consultation include:
1. Vision Testing
We are going to use the WaveScan to make a map of your eyes, helping us plan our surgical correction. We will also use the Pentacam to take pictures of your eyes to make sure you are a candidate for LASIK surgery. This will take around 20 minutes.
Without touching your eye, the WaveScan determines the unique topography of your eyes in order to create a “road map” for your personalized vision correction.
The Pentacam is basically a corneal camera. It takes thousands of pictures of your eye in just seconds that tell your doctor the distinct shape, structure and thickness of your cornea so that he or she can decide on your most safe and effective treatment option(s). The technician will then apply drops to each eye to dilate your pupils. This takes about 20 minutes to work, so you will be taken to a comfortable setting to meet with a LASIK specialist.
2. Discussion with LASIK Specialist
We will talk to you about how the procedure works using animation. We will also invite you to take a tour of the LASIK surgery center so that you will be familiar with what to expect.
3. Pre-op Exam with Optometrist
Once your eyes have become fully dilated, the optometrist will do a thorough eye exam to determine the overall health of your eyes.
Discussing Eye Health and Medical History
The optometrist will then review the results of your WaveScan and Pentacam, as well as his or her findings during the exam. He or she will ask you questions about past eye injuries, surgeries and/or issues to create a comprehensive assessment.
Your optometrist will then discuss whether or not Blade-Free LASIK will be a safe and effective procedure for you.
4. Meet Your Surgeon
Finally, you will meet with an eye surgeon. During that time, we will answer any questions you still have and help you get ready for the next steps on your LASIK journey.
Answering Any Remaining Questions
Your surgeon will meet with you to answer any remaining questions or concerns you have regarding the LASIK procedure and either confirm your candidacy or explain other treatment options.
Preparing You for Next Steps
If you are a LASIK candidate, your surgeon will go over next steps and ensure that you are comfortable with him and the procedure.
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