The LASIK Evaluation Is The Most Important Part of The Process
LASIK surgery is one of the most popular, effective, and safe surgical procedures performed today. Over the years, LASIK has provided countless patients with the ability to see without the aid of glasses or contact lenses. The first step of this procedure, which is the most critical part of the process, is to have a LASIK evaluation performed by an eye care professional to determine if you're a candidate for it. If you are seriously thinking of improving your eyesight with this type of laser eye surgery, schedule an evaluation appointment with our optometrist, Dr. Greg Wacasey, in Longview.
What to Expect from The LASIK Evaluation
Anyone currently interested in having LASIK surgery performed to correct their vision must first undergo a LASIK evaluation prior to moving forward with the procedure. This screening exam is very extensive, typically taking up to 3 hours to complete.
During the LASIK evaluation, our optometrist performs various tests to determine if you fit the criteria for LASIK. Our eye care doctor thoroughly examines your eyes, checks the thickness of the cornea and the shape of the eyes, dilates the eyes to get a good view of the retina, and measures your vision. Additionally, he takes several factors into consideration, such as your current vision issues, family history, current medical conditions, and the outlook after treatment.
After the evaluation, our doctor of optometry will tell you if you met the qualifications. If you did, he will go over with you the whole process of LASIK, including the benefits and disadvantages of it. Then, we will refer you to an eye surgeon who can perform the surgery.
Schedule Your LASIK Evaluation in Longview Today
Although LASIK is a great surgical procedure that produces incredible results for most patients, it is not for everyone. You have to know the whole process, benefits, and limitations before making a decision. After all, it is an elective surgical procedure.
If you are serious about having this surgery, contact our eye care professional, Dr. Gregory Wacasey, in Longview to schedule a LASIK evaluation. We can tell you if LASIK is the best option for your eye care needs and if you qualify for it. Reach out to us through our online request an appointment form or by calling us at 903-663-1550.