LASIK Consultation & Co-Mangement
What is Laser Vision Correction?
It is a treatment designed to permanently reduce dependence on glasses or contact lenses for people whose eyes are nearsighted, farsighted, and/or astigmatic. A cool laser beam is used to reshape the cornea to improve the focusing ability of an eye.
Am I a Candidate for Treatment?
About seven out of ten people who wear glasses and/or contact lenses are candidates for laser vision treatment. You are a likely candidate if:
- You have healthy eyes
- You see clearly when you use your glasses and/or contact lenses
- Your vision has been stable for a year
- You fully understand the risks and benefits of treatment
Is it Safe?
Yes. The treatment is safe, accurate, and permanent. As with any surgery, there are risks. It is important for you to fully understand the risks and benefits of laser vision correction.
Why Should I See the Doctors at Family EyeCare Center for My Laser Care?
We pride ourselves on our comprehensive LASIK (laser vision correction) pre-operative care! We utilize the latest testing equipment, and we provide you with instant laser surgical and pre-operative scheduling. We often have one of our fully-trained staff hold your hand during the laser treatment itself, and we see you for detailed follow-up visits for a full year after your treatment.
The doctors and staff at Family EyeCare Center have extensive laser vision co-management experience. We evaluate your eyesight to help you and the surgeon determine if laser vision correction is right for you. We work very closely with the surgeon before and after your treatment to achieve the best results possible. We do all of the pre-op and post-op procedures in our office. Usually, the only day you need to go anywhere else is on the day of your laser treatment, when you visit the nearby laser center.
What Testing is Involved?
- Advanced Corneal Topography - This is a computerized mapping system of the cornea which takes over 8000 data points in a 12mm area. We do this test multiple times before and after laser vision correction to make sure your corneal shape is stable and distortion-free.
- Corneal Pachymetry - This is an instrument which allows us to measure your corneal thickness in microns. With LASIK surgery, you must have adequate corneal thickness throughout the treatment zone in order to avoid problems in the future.
- Comprehensive Pre-surgery Counseling and Testing - This includes an in-depth discussion of laser vision correction options and alternatives to laser treatment. It helps you make the right decision based upon honest assessment and realistic expectations.
- We will schedule post-op visits for you in our office.