What To Expect During LASIK: Pre-Operative Exam


Part Two Of Three Detailing The Steps Of LASIK Vision Correction

LASIK vision correction is a surgical procedure performed more than 20,000 times at Campbell Cunningham Laser Center. The procedure itself is usually completed in a matter of minutes, and most patients return to their normal activities the next day. There are three key segments to any LASIK procedure: The Free Consultation, the Pre-Operative Exam, and the LASIK Procedure/Follow Up Care.

As part of the Pre-Operative Exam at Campbell Cunningham Laser Center, doctors and staff will perform a series of tests to determine the overall health of your eyes, find out if you are a candidate for LASIK and begin to develop a customized treatment plan for your procedure. This is done at least two days before the actual LASIK procedure, and typically takes between two and three hours.

Please note that to be considered a candidate for LASIK vision correction, you must have stable vision prescription.

On the day of the exam, your eyes will be dilated, which may cause you to experience some sensitivity to light for the rest of the day. The doctors and staff will conduct several tests on each eye, including Autorefraction, Non Contact Tonometry (checking the pressure in the eye), Pentacam scan. The doctors and staff will perform a comprehensive eye exam including Dry Refraction, Dilated Refraction and full medical exam of the eye.

iLASIK technology, the latest technology available from Abbott Medical Optics and used by Campbell Cunningham Laser Center includes a WaveScan/WaveFront™ scan to create a WavePrint™ Map of each individual eye. This map which is as unique as a fingerprint and is used during the treatment phase of LASIK. WavePrint allows the laser to individually treat each eye allowing for a truly “Custom” LASIK procedure.

The WaveFront system uses technology that was originally developed for use in high-powered telescopes to reduce distortions when viewing distant objects in space. The technology is used in iLASIK to identify even very small imperfections in the eye. In fact, WaveScan-based digital technology identifies and measures imperfections in a patient’s eye 25 times more precisely than standard methods used for glasses and contact lenses.

Once your preoperative exam is complete, our physicians meet with you again to talk about expectations and treatment options. Then you’re ready for Surgery Day.

Want to get started with LASIK? Campbell Cunningham Laser Center offers free consultations. Click here to get started.  And remember–during the holiday season, we’re offering a special 10% discount on LASIK vision correction. Patients must complete their LASIK procedure by January 28, 2015 to get the discount. Click here for details.