As part of your LASIK preparation, you will need to receive a pre-operative eye exam. If you have any questions about why a particular test is included, please feel comfortable discussing it with Dr. Seibel until you are satisfied with the explanation. Your pre-operative LASIK exam will:
If you are having your LASIK candidacy screening done through a your own eye care professional, you are still required to complete a pre-operative LASIK exam at our office before your LASIK surgery date. We will be unable to confirm your candidacy for LASIK or PRK until these tests are completed.
A comprehensive LASIK eye exam requires that your pupils be dilated with eye drops. This enables us to thoroughly examine and accurately measure the eye. The drops that are used are longer lasting than what you may be accustomed to from past visits to the eye doctor.
These will leave your vision somewhat blurry and brighter than normal for about four hours. We recommend that you bring a pair of dark sunglasses and a friend or family member to drive you home afterwards. We also offer a type of eye drop that reverses dilation (reducing the time to about one hour), although many patients prefer not to use it because it usually causes side effects of irritation and redness.
Follow this advice in order to avoid unnecessary risk of complications or reduce the effectiveness of your LASIK surgery.
Pupils should be measured when they are the largest potential size, which occurs under the darkest conditions. There are four methods for pupil size evaluation:
Next step: Schedule and prepare for your LASIK procedure. This appointment will be scheduled at the time of your comprehensive eye exam.
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