Consultation & Co-Management
Consultation & Co-Management
If you’re thinking about getting LASIK surgery, the first step is to see an eye doctor for a LASIK and refractive eye surgery consultation. During your consultation at our office in West Hartford or Farmington, we will discuss your treatment options and determine if you’re a suitable candidate for refractive eye surgery.
What is refractive eye surgery?
Refractive eye surgery corrects vision issues caused by imperfections in the shape of the eye, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Many people choose it when they want to improve their vision without the use of contact lenses or eyeglasses. There are several types of refractive eye surgeries, but the most well-known is LASIK surgery.
LASIK surgery is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure. During the surgery, a computer-controlled laser and a small blade are used to reshape the cornea. There are usually no side effects associated with this quick procedure, and patients experience only mild discomfort.
Your refractive eye surgery consultation
During a LASIK consultation, our eye doctor will evaluate your eye health and determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK surgery. The consultation will typically include:
- A comprehensive eye exam: This will evaluate your overall eye health and determine if there are any underlying conditions that could affect your eligibility for LASIK.
- Corneal topography: This test maps the curvature of your cornea to determine the best treatment plan for your needs.
- Refraction test: This test measures the exact prescription of your eyes to determine the best treatment plan.
- Pupil dilation: We may dilate your pupils to evaluate the health of your retina and optic nerve.
During the consultation, make sure to ask any questions you have or express your concerns. Our eye doctor will answer your questions clearly and honestly. If you are an ideal candidate for refractive eye surgery, we will refer you to a trusted ophthalmologist in your area for continued treatment.
When you schedule an appointment at our office, please mention that you are interested in laser eye surgery. Our staff will then know to include a LASIK consultation as a part of your exam.
What happens after LASIK surgery?
Following LASIK surgery, your body needs time to heal and recover. SIGHT offers post-operative care for LASIK and refractive eye surgery at our office locations in West Hartford and Farmington. We will schedule follow-up visits to monitor any side effects and make sure everything is healing properly.
If you’re interested in LASIK surgery and refractive eye surgery, contact our office today to schedule an appointment. Our highly skilled eye care professionals will recommend the treatment option that is best suited to you and your eyes.