Pre-op: Laser Eye Surgery Suitability Assessment
Before any treatment takes place, you’ll have a complete laser eye surgery suitability assessment. We use the very latest technology – including the state-of-the-art Oculus Pentacam – to scan the front of your eyes. This will allow us to recommend the most appropriate treatment for you. While the majority of people are suitable for Z-LASIK laser eye surgery, in some cases, a different vision correction procedure may be more appropriate.
Meet with a qualified surgeon – never sales staff
At Exeter Laser Eye Surgeons, you’ll always meet one of our qualified and experienced laser eye surgeons at your suitability assessment. This will let you get to know your surgeon before any treatment takes place. You’ll also be able to get answers to your questions and concerns from a real doctor, not just an optician or sales staff, like at many laser eye clinics.
How to prepare for your laser eye surgery suitability assessment
If you wear soft contact lenses, you should leave these out for at least four days prior to your laser eye surgery suitability assessment. If you wear rigid gas permeable (RGP) contacts, you’ll need to leave them out for longer. You should also bring your glasses or contact lens prescriptions from the last two years with you, so that we can ensure your prescription is stable enough for laser eye surgery. If you don’t have these, just ask your optometrist for them.
Determining your suitability for laser eye surgery
Your consultation with Mr Quinn or Mr Byles will last around 45 minutes. During this time, you’ll be able to talk to your surgeon about your expectations and requirements. Your eyes will be closely examined to ensure they are healthy, and you’ll be asked some simple questions about your general health too.
Your eyes will also be measured by our laser assessment optometrist Louise Frost. She will perform some painless, non-intrusive scans of your eyes, to check whether you are a suitable candidate for Z-LASIK or another vision correction procedure.
Your pupils will be dilated at this visit to allow accurate measurements and full examination of the back of your eyes. You should not drive yourself home after this appointment.
Deciding to go ahead with laser eye surgery
Once you’ve decided to go ahead with laser eye surgery, our practice secretaries, Nicky or Jo, will make an appointment for you to come in for treatment. We’ll send you a letter containing all the details about what happens on the day of your laser eye treatment, and you can always contact us if you have any concerns before your surgery.
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