If neither eyeglasses or contact lenses are suitable for your lifestyle, you may want to consider laser eye surgery. Laser vision correction procedures, such as LASIK, can offer you freedom from eyeglasses and contact lenses while still ensuring your vision is crisp and clear.
However, like any elective surgical procedure, choosing to undergo laser eye surgery is a big decision. Style Optique is here to help you determine if laser eye surgery is right for you by offering laser eye surgery consultation appointments.
Laser vision correction is a surgical procedure designed for those with refractive errors that are significant enough to affect their vision as well as meet eligibility criteria. Individuals who wish to have refractive surgery must be at least 18 years old, have sufficiently thick corneas, not have overly large pupils, and have stable vision prior to the surgery date. Candidates must be in good health, and their eyes must be free of infection and disease.
Pregnant women should delay their surgery until their hormones have stabilized after their pregnancy.
Your optometrist will determine if you are a good candidate for laser vision correction during your laser eye surgery consultation appointment.
During your consultation appointment, your optometrist will perform a series of tests to determine if you are a candidate for laser eye surgery. A variety of factors will be assessed, including your pupil size, corneal thickness, ocular health, and prescription.
If we determine that laser eye surgery is a good option for you, we will discuss the benefits of the procedure and the results you can expect, as well as any potential risks and complications that could arise. We will also take some time to go over any questions or concerns you may have about laser refractive vision correction.
Lastly, you will be given a referral to the LASIK surgery center we have worked with on an ongoing basis. The center will perform advanced diagnostic testing and will evaluate your eligibility for surgery. Various surgery options will be discussed with you if you are determined to be a surgical candidate. We will be in correspondence with the center regarding your evaluation and surgical determination.
After your laser eye surgery, we will schedule a series of follow up appointments at our office. These examinations are important because they allow us to monitor the healing process and address any questions or concerns you may have.