Before LASIK Laser Eye Surgery

Before the LASIK Laser Eye Surgery Procedure

To enjoy a spectacle free life you must set up a Pre-Procedure Consultation appointment before your LASIK laser eye surgery procedure. You can do so at the Schedule an Appointment page, or by calling up the center. When taking the appointment, make sure it is at a time and with a doctor convenient for you. Please arrive on time for the consultation, and budget upto two hours for the consultation.

This consultation is important for several reasons.

  • To determine if you are a candidate for the laser eye surgery procedure
  • To answer your questions
  • To learn as much as you can about laser eye surgery, about PRK, LASIK, Bladefree LASIK and ReLEx smile
  • To understand the likely result, especially for your eyes.

At your pre-procedure consultation, we perform a thorough eye exam. Your exact refractive error is determined. Any conditions in your eyes that rule out laser eye surgery in your eyes are looked for. Any other eye problems are also looked for and explained to you. Two special tests, Corneal Topography and Pachymetry, are also carried out.

We may also carry out a special test called Wavefront Aberrometry. This determines the fine aberrations in your vision.

As part of the consultation we provide you information on all aspects of the LASIK laser eye surgery procedure. This will help you to understand what you can reasonably expect from laser vision correction. We believe that if you learn everything you can about the laser eye surgery procedure, you can make an informed decision. We also explain to you the differences between the various procedures.

During the pre-evaluation process we will carefully evaluate your eyes and answer any questions.

If you decide to have the laser procedure, we’ll tell you what you need to do to be ready. Mainly, you’ll need to stop wearing contact lenses before your laser eye surgery procedure, one week for soft lenses and four weeks for hard or gas permeable lenses. You will also need to put some antibiotic eye drops for a day or two before the procedure.