If you’re thinking about having LASIK to improve your vision, you’ll first need to undergo a consultation to ensure you are a good candidate for the surgery. We first will conduct a thorough, dilated eye exam. During this exam, the overall health of your eyes will be assessed to ensure you do not have any problems that would preclude you from having LASIK.
While your eyes are dilated, we will measure your prescription in order to understand your visual potential. We will also assess the relationship between your two eyes in a binocular vision test. For optimal results after LASIK, both eyes need to be properly aligned and working together. Another screening test will be performed to gauge the quality and quantity of your tears; for patients with dry eyes, we may recommend treatment to improve your tear production before proceeding with surgery.
You will also undergo a variety of corneal measurements to ensure your cornea is a shape and thickness suitable for LASIK. If you wear contact lenses, you will need to leave them out for several weeks before corneal measurements are taken in order to ensure accurate results.
If you are considering LASIK eye surgery to improve your vision, contact the eye care specialists at Grosinger, Spigelman, and Grey in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan to set up your consultation visit. You may also visit our website and take a self-evaluation vision correction test.