LASIK and Refractive Eye Surgery Consultations
If you are considering laser vision correction, the first step will be a LASIK and refractive eye surgery consultation. The goal of this consultation is to educate you about your treatment options and determine if you are a good candidate for refractive eye surgery.
At Omaha Primary EyeCare, we offer LASIK eye surgery consultations to help you determine the best choice for your eye health.
What is refractive eye surgery?
Most people have heard of LASIK eye surgery because it is the most widely known, but there are other types of refractive eye surgeries and procedures as well. Refractive surgery is often selected by those wanting to reduce or eliminate the need for contact lenses or eyeglasses.
LASIK surgery is a minimally invasive outpatient surgery. The surgery is performed using a computer-controlled laser and a small blade to reshape the cornea. This quick procedure typically involves minor side effects and minimal discomfort for the patient. LASIK eye surgery is most often used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
Your refractive eye surgery consultation
A comprehensive eye exam is the first step to ascertain if LASIK or another vision correction procedure is right for you. Upon making your appointment, please mention your interest in laser eye surgery. Our staff will be sure to include a LASIK consultation at your exam.
Your comprehensive eye exam will include an assessment of your vision and overall eye health. We will also use this time to determine if vision correction surgery may be appropriate for you. We will evaluate your current prescription to determine your candidacy as well as other factors such as any presence of eye disease and the thickness and shape of your cornea.
During the pre-op consultation, additional measurements of your eyes will be taken to confirm you are a good candidate for the procedure. You will have an opportunity to ask your optometrist questions or bring up potential concerns. Your eye doctor will help you determine which procedure may be the best choice for your individual needs. If you are found to be a good candidate for laser eye correction, we will refer you to a qualified ophthalmologist who will conduct the surgery.
Contact our office if you are interested in LASIK and refractive eye surgery. Our experienced eye doctors will help you determine if it’s the right choice for you.