What to Expect in a LASIK Surgery Consultation
Are you considering LASIK surgery? Whether you what to reduce your dependence on contacts and glasses or have clearer vision while playing sports, our doctors specialize in LASIK surgery in Mesa and Chandler. We have performed thousands of procedures and have a comprehensive consultation process. Because we know you may have many questions when it comes to the procedure, we have provided some information below to help you know what to expect during the initial consultation.
Start With a Medical Eye Exam
We start the consultation with an eye exam. One of our optometrists will examine your eyes for general health and visual acuity. Then, we perform a series of diagnostic tests for a full understanding of any issues that could impact your eligibility for LASIK surgery. First, we dilate your eyes, which may cause light sensitivity, so the doctor can examine the inside and back of your eye.
Next, we examine the surface of your eye to look for any irregularities or issues. Both tests are pain-free and noninvasive. These tests help our eye doctors in Mesa and Chandler rule out any eye health problems such as dry eyes, cataracts and other conditions that can impact your eligibility for LASIK.
The doctor will also ask about your overall health and lifestyle. This gives us an idea of how LASIK can help improve your quality of life.
During the consultation, the doctor takes special measurements needed to perform the surgery. LASIK surgery involves making changes to the clear surface of your eyes called the cornea. The laser reshapes the cornea, adjusting the thickness and shape to improve your vision and adjust for refractive errors. The ophthalmologist uses wavefront technology to smooth out imperfections and tailor the corneal shape for improved vision. In many cases, clients walk away with near-perfect vision!
Walk Through the Surgical Process
Your eye doctor will walk through how to prepare for this surgery, what happens during the surgery and the recovery process. Because it’s important to us that you understand every detail of the procedure, we also explain how LASIK surgery works and what to expect during your specific procedure.
While we attempt to cover every risk and benefit of the surgery, it’s important for you to ask questions that can help ease your mind and make a final decision on whether to schedule LASIK surgery.
If you’re a good candidate, LASIK surgery can improve your vision and enable you to put your contacts or glasses aside. And, in most cases, LASIK surgery recovery takes days or less!
Sample Questions for Your Consultation
We want you to feel 100% comfortable when you come in for LASIK surgery at Swagel Wootton Eye Institute. So, we invite you to take notes during your consultation. Having trouble coming up with questions to ask our eye doctors in Mesa and Chandler? Here are a few to get you started:
- Is LASIK permanent?
- How do you know if I’m a candidate for LASIK?
- Will I need glasses after the surgery?
- How long is LASIK surgery recovery?
- What are the risks?
Contact Swagel Wootton Eye Institute today for more information on preparing for LASIK surgery and schedule a consultation today!