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 inform you about your treatment options and determine if you are a good candidate for refractive eye surgery, as it is not right for everyone. At Lawrenceville Family Eyecare, we offer LASIK eye surgery consultations to help you determine the best choice for your eye health. We will perform all the necessary testing to determine if you are a good candidate for refractive surgery and then co-manage your case with the best surgeons in Georgia.
What Is Refractive Eye Surgery?
Refractive eye surgeries can include a variety of different procedures, but LASIK surgery is the most widely known. It is an option 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 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 corrected nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
Your Refractive Eye Surgery Consultation
A comprehensive eye exam at our eyecare center in Lawrenceville is the first step to begin discerning 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. To determine your candidacy, we will evaluate your current prescription as well as other factors such as any presence of eye disease and the thickness and shape of your cornea.
At Lawrenceville Family Eyecare, we’re happy to discuss the various refractive surgery options with you. We will also review the possible risks and benefits as well as surgery cost, which can vary depending on the type of LASIK technology used or recommended.
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 questions and bring up your concerns. Your 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 where you can continue with treatment.
If you are found to be a good candidate for laser eye correction, we will co-manage your case with our experienced eye surgeon, who has performed over 90,000 procedures.