At Skyline LASIK we are driven by patient safety and the best vision outcomes. We will not perform LASIK unless we feel your eyes are healthy enough to move forward with the procedure.
What to Expect at the Consultation?
During your consultation, we will perform multiple diagnostic tests to assess your eye health. Corneal thickness and topographical mapping are a few of the most important aspects that we will assess. LASIK and PRK procedures change the shape of your cornea by removing tissue, so it is essential that you have thick enough corneas to allow for treatment. You will meet with one of our Refractive Counselors who will discuss your vision correction options, financing options, the technology we use, and answer any other questions you may have.
Stop Wearing Contacts Prior to Your Consultation & Exam
Although it may be inconvenient to stop wearing contact lenses, this is important so that we can get the most accurate measurements of your eyes during your consultation. Please switch to glasses prior to your appointment.
- Soft contacts (including Toric): 3-5 days prior to your consultation
- RPG contacts: 2 weeks prior to your consultation
What to Bring to the Exam?
Please bring your latest pair of eyeglasses – even if you usually wear contacts or your glasses are very old. Being able to measure the prescription in your glasses helps us gauge how stable your vision has been over the past few years.
You can also bring your spouse, parents, or friends – anyone who is going to help you decide about LASIK or PRK. We understand that it can help to talk things over with someone, and it may be easier for them to get their own questions answered if they come with you to the exam.
The exam will provide us with the information needed to determine which procedure is best for you. Patients should expect to spend around 90 minutes at our office for this appointment. Your eyes will be dilated, so you may want to have someone available to drive you home.
Testing that is performed during your examination:
- Corneal Topography: a diagnostic tool that creates a three-dimensional map of the surface curvature of the cornea (the clear covering of your eye). This scan provides your surgeon with a detailed, colored map of your corneal shape, thickness, astigmatism power, and pupil size.
- Wavefront Diagnostics: this tool communicates directly to our laser platform providing a 3D diagram, or map, of your entire optical system, like a fingerprint of your vision. This map is used during your surgery to allow the laser to track your eye and treat your specific needs by using CONTOURA® Vision (specific requirements apply).
- Refraction: your doctor will perform this test undilated and again once your eyes have been dilated. This gives us the most accurate prescription possible.
- Slit lamp exam: to additionally diagnose and check the health of your eyes, both inside and out.
Ready to Find Out if LASIK is Right for You? Take Action!
Schedule a free LASIK consultation at Skyline LASIK today. Our doctors will assess your eye health and determine if LASIK would be a safe and potentially life-changing procedure for you.