If you are considering LASIK, you should undergo a thorough examination by Dr. Weisfeld.
The exam and a follow-up consultation will:
• Identify any ongoing health concerns that may affect the candidate's vision in the future.
• Educate the candidate on potential outcomes of LASIK.
• Manage expectations on what the procedure can do.
• Inform the candidate of his or her vision health status.
Assessment of Eye Health History
History of wearing glasses:
It is important to determine if your vision is stable or is changing. If it is unstable, LASIK may not be an option at this time. The ideal candidate has had stable glasses or contact lens prescription for at least 2 years.
History of contact lens wear:
Contact lenses may change the shape of the cornea (the clear front surface of the eye) in a way that prevents your doctor from determining your correct prescription. It may be necessary to abstain from contact lens use for a period of time prior to completing your pre-operative assessment.
History of ocular or systemic diseases and medications:
Some eye diseases and medications can affect the suitability of a candidate for LASIK.
History of previous ocular problems:
These may include blepharoplasty, plastic surgery, lazy eyes, strabismus (eye misalignment caused by muscle imbalance), or the need for special glasses to prevent double vision, glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration.
History of previous eye injury:
This may include complications from previous refractive surgery. Assessing vocational and lifestyle needs: Your professional or recreational activities and needs help determine vision correction strategies. For instance, your need for depth perception or the ability to see near or far could define the best correction options for you.
Determination of uncorrected vision and vision as corrected by glasses or contacts.
Following your exam, Dr. Weisfeld will discuss your results or order additional testing as necessary. Your results will help determine the best vision correction option for you.