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Lasik Consultations Bloomington

LASIK Consultations Bloomington

A LASIK consultation is crucial before deciding on the right LASIK vision correction surgery. Most laser surgeons, including our experienced professionals at Art of Optiks, offer LASIK consultations to help the client learn more about the procedure. 

 

We provide comprehensive LASIK consultations to determine if you are an ideal candidate for LASIK surgery. We aim to give our clients the best services possible, enabling them to perform their daily activities without hassle.

 

Our doctors will perform a comprehensive eye exam to help determine the perfect eye prescription. In the eye exams, we’ll dilate your pupils and examine your eyes’ interior. Our team will suggest the appropriate vision solution based on your lifestyle. 

 

As a leading LASIK consultation in Bloomington, Art of Optiks guarantees all our clients engaging and outstanding LASIK consultations.

What is LASIK?

LASIK is a type of permanent eye surgery performed to remove tissue in the cornea. Some patients opt for laser-assisted surgery instead of contact lenses or glasses. Eye surgeons use a unique cutting laser to shape the cornea tissue, improving the patient’s vision. 

 

The primary aim of LASIK surgery is to correct the refractive error and allow you to do without the eyeglasses completely. Patients must meet specific requirements for LASIK surgery, including being 18 years. 

 

In addition, your cornea should be thick enough to handle a successful LASIK surgery. Your ophthalmologist will also check if LASIK surgery can easily treat the refractive error. Every patient must have realistic expectations of what the procedure can do.

 

People with extreme levels of myopia and changing refractive errors aren’t advised to have a LASIK surgery. Doctors also discourage people with certain eye infections and cataracts affecting vision to avoid surgery. In addition, you should consult your doctor if you have diabetes or advanced glaucoma. 

 

Before a LASIK surgery, discuss with your ophthalmologist the conditions that may hinder a successful surgery. Besides checking your pupil’s size, the ophthalmologist will examine the amount of tears your eyes make. They will also discuss your vision needs and your day-to-day activities.

 

While the surgery allows people to handle all their duties without corrective lenses, you might need to wear glasses when reading or driving. 

 

During a LASIK eye surgery, you should expect our doctor to place an eyelid holder on your eye, preventing you from blinking. When they put a suction ring on your eyes, your vision may dim. 

 

In most cases, ophthalmologists ask patients to stare at the target light so their eyes don’t move. If your condition is severe, the doctor may opt for a see-through shield to cover your face. You may also have to wear it while sleeping for a few days. 

 

Our doctors advise taking a nap or relaxing after having a LASIK surgery. You might have a scratchy feeling a few hours after the surgery.

 

Here are several types of refractive errors that LASIK surgery can correct:

 

  • Nearsightedness or Myopia: Myopia is an eye condition where people have a clear vision of close objects but a blurred view of farther objects. This happens when the eyeball is slightly longer than usual, or the cornea is more curved than average. 
  • Farsightedness or Hyperopia: Hyperopia is where someone views distant objects more clearly than close ones. It occurs when the eyeball is shorter than normal, or the cornea is flatter than usual. 
  • Astigmatism: Astigmatism is an imperfection or refractive error that causes blurred vision. The condition occurs when the cornea becomes irregularly shaped, making the eyes unable to bend light.

 

Patient Background + History

Before the actual LASIK surgery day, our doctors will review your health background, including if you have had astigmatism and advanced glaucoma in the past. Your surgeon may advise against having a laser correction procedure if you have a systemic or ocular disease. 

 

It’s also not a good choice for patients with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis to have LASIK surgery. It’s vital to tell our doctors about any underlying health condition to avoid the risk of worsening your current vision status. 

 

Below are some of the most common underlying conditions that we like to know from the patients:

 

  • The extent of eye infections or inflammation
  • An existing health condition that includes glaucoma
  • Family history and your current eye status

Don’t forget to share any helpful information with our doctors that may help determine your candidacy for the LASIK procedure. Our team will also help you understand LASIK surgery’s potential health risks and benefits to help you make an informed decision.

Analysis of the Overall Health of Your Eyes

Because we value our clients’ health, our doctors will perform rigorous tests to ensure LASIK surgery is right for your eyes. We will be there from start to finish to address any concerns and worries.

Ability To Focus

The doctors at Art of Optiks will examine your visual sharpness, eye alignment, and eye movement to ascertain the perfect way to correct your vision. Our doctors also utilize digital analyzers to confirm the accuracy of manual refraction tests.

Dilated Eye Exams

Our team will enlarge your pupils using a solution, enabling them to see the lens and retinas. This will help them check if your eyes’ internal structures are healthy.

Front of Your Eyes

Our doctors will perform high-resolution scans, evaluate your cornea’s condition, and look for signs of cataracts.

Inside + Surface of Your Eyes

We will use a digital device to check whether the retinas are processing the light rays correctly. The doctors use the images they capture to check the functionality of your retinas.

Other Eye Measurements

Art of Optiks doctors use high-powered microscopes to examine your eyes’ health and detect any health issue that may hinder a successful LASIK surgery.

Are You A Candidate?

After arranging a LASIK consultation with our Art of Optiks doctors, we can assess your suitability for LASIK surgery. We’ll provide comprehensive information and guidance regarding the entire LASIK procedure, ensuring that all your questions and concerns are catered to. 

 

Before making a final decision, you will gain a clear understanding of the advantages and potential risks associated with the surgery. Here are several factors that our doctors take into account when evaluating your eligibility for LASIK:

 

  • Age
  • Overall health
  • Eye Health
  • Eye problem or injury
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Dry eye problems
  • Vision stability
  • Contact lenses
  • Thickness of cornea

Locations & Doctors

We boast of award-winning doctors passionate about providing excellent LASIK consultations in Bloomington. Contact our team if you have any queries about our LASIK consultation services.

 

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