Measure in LASIK Surgery
before you go for LASIK surgery, your doctor will assess your
eye condition to determine what the cause of your eye problem
is. Your doctor must consider the condition to determine if you
are nearsighted, farsighted, or if you have another eye disorder
that affects your vision.
Once your doctor determines what your eye condition is, he will
then decide if you qualify for LASIK surgery.
Before the procedures start, you must cease wearing
any contact lens prior to the assessment phase. Your doctor will
provide you with instructions. You may have to wear bifocals for
a short while. It is often recommended that you cease wearing
contact lens a few weeks before surgery. Contact lens often affects
the corneas shape. If you wear the lens up until surgery, it can
cause negative outcomes. If you wear the lens it could cause the
doctor to inaccurately measure your surgical procedure, which
can result in vision problems more so than what you already have.
The doctor must measure the cornea tissues in order to determine
how much he will need to remove during LASIK surgery.
If you wear soft lens you will need to remove
them and wear bifocals two weeks prior to your initial assessment.
If you wear RGP (Toric/Rigid gas permeable) contacts lens then
you will need to cease wearing the eye wear three weeks prior
to your initial assessment. Stop wearing hard lens four weeks
ahead of your initial visit.
Prepare ahead for your initial visit. Your doctor
will need some information about your past or current eye problems.
You will need to bring a list of your meds, allergic history,
and any over-the-counter meds you may be taking.
Your doctor must measure and asses your eyes before he can determine
if you qualify for LASIK surgery. The doctor will evaluate your
risks, alternatives, and any benefits from the surgery. Your doctor
will advise you as to what you will expect prior to LASIK surgery,
before the procedure starts, all through the surgical procedure,
and the completion of LASIK. You should have a thorough explanation
and full description of the processes involved.
you have questions about LASIK surgery, take notes and take them
with you to your initial doctor visit. You may want to think up
questions in your mind ahead of time. Ask your doctors about the
risks, benefits, and overall process of LASIK. Do not sign any
consenting papers until you are sure that LASIK is for you.
Before you go for LASIK surgery ensures that you cease using makeup,
creams, perfumes, lotions, and similar products. Wearing any of
these products can put you at risk. The products debris opens
up opportunity for infections. Your doctor likely will clean your
eyelashes and eyes prior to surgery. This is the prep phase. Still,
you want to ensure that you do not put yourself at any risk by
avoiding using such products. Prior to LASIK surgery, you will
need to ask a friend, or family member to drive you to your appointment.
The doctor often provides the patient with a sedative to help
them feel comfortable. The surgical procedure and sedatives will
impair your vision, so be sure to ask someone to drive you to
LASIK surgery often takes around one half hour to complete. Often
the doctor can finish the procedure in 20 minutes or less. In
conclusion, LASIK surgery is handled in the doctor’s office
whereas the patient is seated in a chair similar at the dentist
office. LASIK begins here.