Once you’ve decided to move forward with LASIK® Vision Correction at Campbell Cunningham Laser Center, your next step is to schedule your pre-operative exam. This step has to be completed at least one day in advance of your surgery.
In order to be a suitable candidate for LASIK® Vision Correction, patients must have healthy eyes and a stable prescription.
Candidates will be advised to not wear their contact lenses for a certain number of days in advance of their pre-operative exam as well as their date of surgery. The number of days can be more or less, depending on the type of contact used. In terms of scheduling, be aware that our protocol requires you not to wear your contact lenses for at least 3 days prior to your pre-operative exam. After your exam, you’ll be instructed to not put your contact lenses back in prior to your surgery date.
Your pre-operative exam will be at least one day in advance of your surgery. Patients should allow 2-3 hours for this examination during which the doctors and staff perform a comprehensive eye exam to confirm that you are a good candidate for LASIK and develop your own customized treatment plan. All measurements and testing will occur during this exam and, additionally, your eyes will be dilated so you may experience some sensitivity to light afterward.
Among the tests normally performed during a comprehensive eye exam, your eyes will be scanned using the Topolyzer® VARIO to map the surface of the cornea in order to develop your customized LASIK treatment. This state-of-the-art technology is part of the WaveLight Refractive Suite, offerering a technological advancement for our doctors to better customize your LASIK procedure more exactly to your individual eye characteristics.
WaveLight is among the safest, precise, and most predictable LASIK procedures yet. It’s 100% blade-free, using only lasers instead of a mechanical blade. This new level of precision provided by the WaveLight System overcomes the limitations of previous technology, delivering unprecedented resolution for the most individualized advanced laser treatment available today.
When your pre-operative examination is complete, your surgeon will meet with you to talk about expectations and discuss treatment options. The next step is surgery day at the Campbell Cunningham Laser Center!
The doctors and staff with Campbell Cunningham Laser Center will schedule your surgery and give you instructions including arrival, dress recommendations, transportation protocols and other important information to ensure your surgery day will go as smooth as possible.