At Southwest Eye Care we understand the importance of clear vision and the impact it can have on your daily life. If you have been considering LASIK to enhance your vision, the first step on your journey is the LASIK consultation. Read more to walk through what you can expect during a LASIK consultation at our practice.
The Importance of a LASIK Consultation:
A LASIK consultation serves as a crucial step in determining if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. During this comprehensive examination, our experienced providers will assess your eye health, discuss your medical history, and thoroughly evaluate your vision to ensure LASIK is the right solution for you.
1. Pre-Consultation Preparations:
Before attending your LASIK consultation, it's essential to stop wearing contact lenses for a specified period, as they can alter the shape of your cornea. Our team will provide you with detailed instructions to prepare for the appointment, ensuring accurate and reliable results.
2. Welcome and Patient History:
Upon arrival, you'll be warmly welcomed by our team. You will then meet with one of our skilled providers, who will take the time to understand your visual concerns, assess your lifestyle, and discuss any relevant medical history. This information is vital in customizing your LASIK treatment plan.
3. Comprehensive Eye Examination:
The next step involves a thorough eye examination, including measurements of your corneal thickness, pupil size, and refractive errors. Advanced diagnostic tools, such as corneal topography and wavefront analysis, will be utilized to create a detailed map of your eye, allowing for precise treatment planning.
4. Dilation of Pupils:
To obtain a clearer view of your eye's internal structures, your pupils will be dilated using eye drops. This process is painless but can cause temporary sensitivity to light. (We suggest bringing a pair of sunglasses for your drive home.) Dilation allows our Optometrists to assess the health of your retina and optic nerve at the back of the eye.
5. Discussion of LASIK Procedure:
After completing the examinations, your provider will share the results with you, and review the options that make sense for your vision. If LASIK is recommended, your doctor will thoroughly explain the LASIK procedure, addressing any questions or concerns you may have. This is an excellent opportunity to gain a clear understanding of what to expect during and after the surgery.
6. Customized Treatment Plan:
Based on the gathered information, your provider will create a personalized LASIK treatment plan tailored to your unique eye characteristics and visual needs. This ensures optimal outcomes and a high level of patient satisfaction.
7. Financial and Scheduling Details:
Our friendly team will provide detailed information on the cost of LASIK, including financing options. Many patients choose to take advantage of our financing, allowing them to move forward with surgery now, but pay over time. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to schedule your LASIK surgery at a time that is convenient for you.
A LASIK consultation is a crucial step towards achieving clearer vision and freedom from glasses or contact lenses. Our dedicated team is committed to guiding you through this process, answering your questions, and ensuring you feel confident about your decision to undergo LASIK.
If you're ready to embark on the journey to clear vision, schedule your LASIK consultation with us today and take advantage of our limited-time discount of $250 off per eye, available through February 29th, 2024.