A LASIK consultation is the first step to take when considering undergoing LASIK eye surgery. This is the stage wherein the eye doctor evaluates your eye health and condition to see if you qualify for a LASIK surgery.
The consultation’s main objective is to find out whether a laser eye surgery is suitable for a particular patient. It also determines which procedure would work best. Patients would be evaluated based on prescription or individual circumstances.
In a LASIK consultation, our optometrist educates the patient about the pros and cons of the surgery. The eye doctor then enumerates the benefits together with the risks involved with regards to the procedure.
Results arising from this specific procedure are also discussed by the doctor in order to satisfy the curiosity of patients looking to undergo corrective eye surgery.
Another thing to note is that after a LASIK consultation patients are not obliged to go on with the surgery.
Let us swiftly walk you through a LASIK procedure.
A LASIK Consultation is not a typical eye exam. It involves a thorough examination of the health of your eyes to see if you are indeed a good candidate for LASIK vision corrective surgery.
Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis, otherwise known as LASIK surgery is a procedure that treats severe degrees of myopia, astigmatism, and a moderate degree of hyperopia or farsightedness. It aims to lessen a patient’s dependency on using contact lenses or eyeglasses. Other types of LASIK surgeries include custom LASIK and bladeless LASIK.
This procedure is done to reshape the cornea so that light can enter the eye and focus towards the retina in order to achieve clearer vision. The process for both eyes can be completed within the span of 15 minutes and the best thing to note is it is absolutely painless. In less than 24, hours, a patient may have improved vision without the aid of glasses or contact lenses.
During the LASIK procedure, the Ophthalmologist (a specialized eye surgeon) may use either a femtosome laser or a microkeratome in creating a thin, spherical flap in the cornea. Then, folds back the flap to gain access to the cornea to remove corneal tissues with the use of excimer laser. The excimer laser is a specialized laser that uses cool UV light beam that removes the corneal tissues and reshapes it to enable light to go through the retina.
For farsighted patients, it acts to create a steeper cornea while it flattens the cornea for nearsighted patients. Patients with astigmatism have irregular corneal shape that’s why the excimer laser works to smoothen out that shape to get back into normal form.
The eye surgeon lays back the flap in place after reshaping the cornea. Laying it back covers the area where the tissues were previously removed. The cornea then heals naturally. LASIK eye surgery only needs a topical anesthetic drops. No stitches or bandages are required.
However, LASIK is not for everyone’s consumption.
If you are considering LASIK eye surgery, please visit us for your LASIK Consultation to discuss your next steps.
Trillium Eye Care does not perform surgery but performs pre-operation and post operation eye care for patients as part of our LASIK Consultation. We work side by side with our health care partners to provide personalized care for our patients.
After surgery, we continue to meet with our patients on a regular basis. This is to ensure that your eyes are healing properly and that post surgery risks and complications are minimized. Your post-op follow up checking begins the day after the procedure.
Our eye doctor will give recommendations for the next several months, prescribe you with eye drops that you can self-administer, and various eye exams across a period of six months.
After a year, we ask our patients to come back and receive another comprehensive eye exam. This is to evaluate the progress and results of the procedure. During this time, your eye health and vision are again checked.
If you are interested in learning more about LASIK, book an appointment for a LASIK Consultation with our eye doctor today!
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