An eye doctor uses a microscope to examine a patient's eyes.

LASIK vision correction surgery can have powerful effects, and it takes a potent procedure to achieve those results. Unfortunately, LASIK surgery isn’t right for everyone, and you will need to undergo a complete LASIK consultation prior to your surgery to decide whether or not you’re LASIK compatible.

Keep reading to learn more about what you can expect during your LASIK consultation in McAllen.

What To Expect From Your LASIK Consultation

Your LASIK consultation will not be a quick visit. LASIK surgery is a significant medical procedure, and it’s important that we check to make sure it’s the right option for you. You can expect to go over the following steps and topics during your LASIK consultation.

Medical Exam

The primary purpose of your LASIK consultation is to conduct a thorough eye exam to determine both your LASIK compatibility and to discuss the process of the LASIK treatment. This exam will gauge your vision health, the health of the inside and surface of your eye, and the thickness of your cornea, and check for disqualifying conditions like cataracts or glaucoma.

Medical History

In addition to your medical exam, you’ll also need to discuss your medical history and lifestyle with your eye doctor. This discussion is meant to catch any history of eye problems or any factors that could disqualify you from LASIK eye surgery.

Discussion of LASIK Eye Surgery Details

Before you decide whether or not LASIK surgery is right for you, you’ll need to know about the details of the procedure. Your eye doctor will discuss what to expect during the surgery, the recovery process, and the years following your procedure. 

Testing for LASIK Compatibility

During your LASIK consultation, your eye doctor will carefully examine your eye’s health and dimensions. You can expect your eye doctor to test for the following factors:

  • The thickness, shape, and curvature of the cornea
  • Retina health and function
  • Volume and composition of the tear film
  • The eye’s focusing ability
  • The eye’s dimensions, structure, condition, and more
  • The health of the lens at the back of the eye

To examine the characteristics listed above, your eye doctor will perform several tests. Your doctor will take high-resolution scans of your cornea, a digital image of the retina, measurements from your tear film, and high-powered microscope imaging to carry out the remaining tests. Your doctor will dilate your eyes in order to conduct the exam.

Get LASIK Eye Surgery in McAllen at Gelman Vision

Whether your vision is failing or you’ve worn glasses all your life, LASIK surgery might help improve your vision. However, before you can undergo the surgery, you will need to come see us at Gelman Vision for your LASIK consultation. We can help you determine if you have any eye issues that would disqualify you from getting LASIK, and if LASIK is right for you, we can calculate what LASIK treatment is needed to improve your eyesight.

Don’t wait to start seeing the difference high-quality eye care can make in your life. Come see us at Gelman Vision to protect your sight and improve your health.

Ready to start improving your vision? Come visit us at Gelman Vision to learn if McAllen LASIK eye surgery is right for you.

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