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What to Expect in Your LASIK Consultation

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Navigating Your LASIK Consultation: A Comprehensive Guide


Embarking on the journey to better vision through LASIK surgery is an exciting decision that can significantly improve your quality of life. Before you undergo this transformative procedure, it’s crucial to attend a LASIK consultation to ensure you are a suitable candidate and to understand what to expect throughout the process. Let’s walk you through the key aspects of a LASIK consultation, helping you feel informed and confident as you take the first step towards clearer vision.

Scheduling Your Consultation

The first step is scheduling a LASIK consultation. Be sure you research reputable LASIK centers, read reviews, and consider recommendations from friends or family who have undergone the procedure. Once you’ve chosen a provider, contact them to schedule your consultation. You can schedule a consultation with Parkhurst NuVision by sending us an appointment request or by calling (210) 585-2020.

Preparing for the Consultation

Before attending your LASIK consultation, there are a few preparations you can make to ensure a smooth and productive experience. Bring a list of any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure. It’s also essential to bring your current eyeglasses or contact lenses prescription, as well as information about any existing eye conditions or medications.


Meeting With Your Surgery Scheduler

Upon arrival, you will be greeted and taken for some testing. Make sure you let your surgery scheduler and the doctors know what you hope to achieve with vision correction so you and your vision team can make a vision plan! 


Comprehensive Eye Examination

You can expect a comprehensive eye examination to assess your overall eye health and determine your candidacy for the procedure. The eye doctor will measure your refractive error (which is what is making your vision blurry), evaluate your cornea’s thickness, and examine the overall health of your eyes. This thorough examination helps identify the best procedure for your eyes.


Candidacy Assessment

Not everyone is a suitable candidate for LASIK surgery. Factors such as age, overall health, and the stability of your prescription play a role in determining eligibility. Your doctor will discuss your medical history and assess whether LASIK is the right choice for you. Don’t worry! If LASIK is not recommended, Parkhurst NuVision has other vision procedures that may be a better fit for your unique eyes.


Educating Patients on the LASIK Procedure

If you are a candidate for LASIK, your doctor and the team will provide detailed information about the LASIK procedure. This includes an overview of the surgery, the technology used, and what to expect before, during, and after the surgery. Your team will go over the recovery process and you will be amazed about how quick you can get back to doing the things you love without the need for contacts and glasses! It’s important to ask any remaining questions and address any concerns you may have.


Discussing Risks and Benefits Of LASIK

As with any surgical procedure, LASIK comes with potential risks and benefits. Your eye care professional will discuss these in detail to ensure you have a realistic understanding of what to expect. This open conversation allows you to make an informed decision about whether LASIK is the right choice for you or if another procedure would be better for your eyes


Financial Consultation About LASIK

Before concluding the LASIK consultation, you will typically have a financial discussion. This includes a breakdown of the costs associated with the procedure, potential insurance coverage, and available financing options. Understanding the financial aspect of LASIK is crucial for making an informed decision.


So, now it’s time to take the first step into independence from glasses and contacts! A LASIK consultation is a pivotal step towards achieving clearer vision. By being well-prepared and actively participating in the consultation process, you can ensure a smooth and informed journey towards improved eyesight. Remember, communication with your eye doctor is key, so don’t hesitate to ask questions and express any concerns you may have. Here’s to a clearer, brighter future with LASIK!


Be sure to talk to one of our doctors about not only the benefits of LASIK, but also any risks of LASIK that may pertain to your individual needs and circumstances.

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