Preparations For Lasik Eye Surgery

With any surgery it is important to understand exactly what you should expect throughout the entire process from start to finish.  Every surgery, no matter how routine to the doctor and staff performing it is unique to you.  Each experience will be just a little bit different based on the perspective of the patient and the difficulty of operating on them.  The same is true with Lasik eye surgery as well.  The information below should be used as a basic guide.  Your experience will be different based on you as a patient, the degree of your specific eye situation and your eye surgeon.

Before Surgery

When you begin to contemplate Lasik eye surgery your first step will be to step up an initial consultation with a Lasik provider.  This evaluation will allow your surgeon to determine if you are a good candidate for the surgery or if it is best that you continue your current course of vision correction.  If you wear contacts you will want to stop wearing them before you meet with the surgeon.  When you call to set up the consultation they will ask you a series of questions and give you thorough instructions to prepare for you first visit.

When you meet with the surgeon for the first time you will be asked a series of questions.  This is the time to speak up about your past and present medical conditions medication that you are taking and any previous surgeries.  An eye exam will be performed and you will be told whether you are a good match for Lasik eye surgery or not.  Remember not everyone who wants Lasik will be able to have the procedure done.  For some vision issues Lasik vision correction surgery is not the best option for optimal results.

Once it has been determined that you are a good candidate for eye surgery the doctor and their staff will go over the details involved with the procedure.  The risks, benefits and alternatives to Lasik will be discussed as well as what to expect before, during and after the surgery and the aftercare that will be needed.  This is also the time you will want to discuss in detail any questions or concerns that you make have.

At this point most eye surgeons will explain that the surgery is something that really needs to be thought about and will give you time to think about how you are going to proceed.  You will not be pressured to make a definite decision that day.  You may find that after a few days of going through the material and having your initial questions answered that you have more concerns that need to be talked about.  This is why it is important not to feel pressured to make a decision right away.

Once you decide to have the Lasik eye surgery performed a date will be scheduled and for your procedure.  Be sure that you understand all the directions that the doctor and his staff has given you. Make sure that you follow orders with detailed precision this will help allow for a successful outcome to your procedure.

Our next installment will go into details about the day of the surgery, the surgery and after care.

Rohr Eye & Laser Center offers the most advanced technology in eye surgery available to suit your lifestyle.  To see what the leader in laser vision correction and cataract surgery has to offer you can find more information at http://www.michiganlasik.com/lasik.php.

 

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