If achieving crystal-clear vision is on your to-do list, sight-correcting procedures such as LASIK can help you reach your goals. You may have read about LASIK, or have even spoken to those in your circle who have undergone the treatment and can attest to the quick process and near-immediate results, but what is a LASIK consultation really like? Stay with us as Dr Khouri at Palm Beach Eye Center breaks down what you can expect when you go in for a LASIK consultation and preoperative evaluation.
Your LASIK consultation is a free visit consisting of taking a detailed medical history, checking the stability of your prescription over time, measuring your vision with and without glasses, mapping of your cornea, eye pressures, corneal thickness, and examination of the front part of your eye to give you an idea whether you are a likely candidate for the procedure.
Preoperative Eye Examination
Your consultation for laser vision correction will start off with a complete eye exam, and you should expect to dedicate two or more hours to your assessment. During this exam, your eye health and vision will be evaluated, and your definitive candidacy for LASIK will be determined by Dr. Khouri. Your Palm Beach Eye Center ophthalmologist will dilate your pupils in order to better examine the inside of your eyes. Additional tests will be performed during your exam to help rule out any eye conditions, such as glaucoma and cataracts, which could impact your surgical outcomes. It is important to note that Dr. Khouri will ultimately determine whether you are a candidate for LASIK or another type of laser eye corrective procedure.
If it is determined that LASIK is right for you, the next portion of your examination may be dedicated to going over the details of the surgery. Dr. Khouri will explain the steps of the procedure, any potential risks, surgery benefits, expected outcomes, and cost. You will also be provided aftercare instructions to help you with recovery and downtime.
During this time, you will be given the chance to ask any questions or bring up any concerns regarding LASIK. You will be given the appropriate time needed to consider your options and the information provided to you. If both you and Dr. Khouri decide that going forward with the procedure would be best, you will be scheduled for your procedure.
Schedule a Consultation at Palm Beach Eye Center
If you are ready to see how laser vision correction can improve your quality of life, it is time to contact Palm Beach Eye Center for a LASIK consultation. Dr. Khouri will guide you through a thorough consultation and is dedicated to the health of your eyes. Take one step closer to clearer sight by contacting our facility today for a free LASIK consultation with our board-certified ophthalmologist.