What to Expect With A Lasik Consultation
The LASIK Consultation involves three major steps:
- An extensive evaluation of your vision needs, lifestyle and some medical history;
- A thorough yet non-invasive eye examination and;
- Addressing your questions and about the procedure.
Much of examination portion of the LASIK consultation is quite similar to a typical comprehensive eye exam. Your eye doctor will use state-of-the-art technologies and techniques to evaluate and measure various aspects of your eyes, map the corneas, and perform a precise plotting of your pupils.
If you are a good candidate for Lasik, our eye doctors will educate you on your options, explain what to expect during, after and as a result of eye surgery, and review costs for the procedure. You will leave feeling well educated on LASIK, your status as a good candidate for surgery, and enough information to make an informed decision on your own. Lasik surgery will need to be performed by a qualified Ophthalmologist and be assured we will make an appropriate recommendation.
PRK was the first type of laser eye surgery for vision correction and is the predecessor to the LASIK procedure. Though PRK recovery takes a bit longer than recovery from LASIK eye surgery, PRK is still commonly performed and offers advantages over LASIK for some patients.
Implantable Contact Lens
Implantable contact lenses offer an alternative to LASIK and PRK eye surgery for correcting moderate to severe myopia (nearsightedness), and in some cases produce better and more predictable vision outcomes than laser refractive surgery.
Implantable lenses function like contact lenses to correct nearsightedness. The difference is that they work from within your eye instead of sitting on the surface of your eye.