Lasik surgery is a popular option for those looking to improve their vision. If you're considering laser eye surgery, you need a Lasik evaluation to determine whether you’re a good candidate. This eye exam looks at factors that include vision clarity, corneal thickness, and your overall eye health.
Here's what you need to know about Lasik evaluations with an optometrist at Optical London Drugs, and how to prepare for your appointment:
What to Expect at Your Lasik Evaluation
Similar to a routine eye exam, a Lasik eye exam evaluates the condition and shape of your eyes to determine if Lasik treatment is a viable option for you. During the exam, your optometrist dilates your pupils, essentially opening them wider to get a good look at the inner workings of your eye.
After your exam, your eye doctor reviews the results with you and lets you know if you can move forward with Lasik surgery. If you’re a candidate, the doctor goes over the details of the procedure with you, as well as any possible side effects or complications. This is a great time to bring up any questions you may have, to ensure you are comfortable with the next steps.
A Lasik evaluation appointment usually won't take more than an hour to complete. Whenever you're ready, we'll help you schedule the procedure with an ophthalmologist. After the surgery, you'll come back to us for 4 follow-up appointments at one week, one month, three months, and six months, to ensure everything is healing properly.
What to Bring to Your Lasik Evaluation Appointment
Bring a list of questions you have for your eye doctor, to ensure you don't forget anything important. The drops used to dilate your pupils for the eye exam can make your eyes temporarily sensitive to light, so it's a good idea to bring a pair of sunglasses with dark lenses.
You may also have temporary difficulty seeing clearly, so you won’t be able to safely drive yourself home right away and should arrange for a ride.
Schedule Your Lasik Evaluation at Optical London Drugs
We invite you to get in touch with us today to learn more about Lasik evaluations. We are unfortunately unable to accept walk-ins for this specialized service, so book online now to schedule your appointment with one of our expert optometrists.