LASIK Consultation and Eye Care
When you visit an optometrist, you may need access to more than a new prescription for glasses or contact lenses. You may decide it's time to try a life-changing method of improving your vision. LASIK may be a good option for you. While we don't perform LASIK at Wichita Optometry, our Wichita, KS, team can provide pre-operative and post-operative care. Read below to discover how it works.
Pre-Op Consultant Makes Sure You're a Good Fit
First, your optometrist will ensure you are a good candidate for LASIK. Then, we evaluate your eyes and vision and review your medical history for risk factors. For example, diabetes and chronic eye conditions could impact your results. Additionally, certain medications can increase your risk of complications.
Good candidates for LASIK have often been diagnosed with myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), or astigmatism. During your consultation, you can discuss the specifics of your condition and expectations for the results.
Receive a Referral for LASIK
If you're a good candidate for LASIK, we will refer you to a qualified specialist with surgical experience and expertise. You'll attend a consultation with a professional and undergo diagnostic screenings to assess your vision and ocular health. They will confirm that you are a safe candidate for the procedure.
Next, you can undergo surgery. LASIK is an outpatient procedure so that you can return home after surgery. The procedure uses a laser to shave off part of the cornea, allowing you to see clearly. You'll be awake during the process but won't feel any pain.
Post-Operative Eye Care
After surgery, you'll receive recommendations for eye care and recovery. You'll likely need to take eye drops in the following days. You'll also visit our team to customize a schedule to track your progress. We will help you avoid complications by following your doctor's recommendations.
Monitoring progress after treatment is essential. You may find your vision changes over time, which could require additional treatments. For instance, you may need to consider a touch-up surgery after a few years.
Get a LASIK Consultation with Us
Excellent eye care is crucial at every step, from your consultation to your post-treatment recovery. Wichita Optometry in Wichita, KS, can help you get the treatment you need to see as clearly as possible. Call our optometrist today at 316-942-7496 to learn more about LASIK. We would be happy to assist you with any eye issues.