Before you have any kind of surgery, you will need to have a consultation with one of our ophthalmologists. During this consultation they will review your medical history and perform a through eye examination. They will also take scans of your cornea to determine its shape and thickness as well as checking your intraocular pressure.
These tests help to determine whether you are a good candidate for laser refractive surgery and which type would be best. There are limitations to what prescriptions can be corrected and your surgeon will assess this as well as other factors such as eye health, age and lifestyle.
Once your doctor has examined your eyes, they will make a recommendation based on your specific situation. If they believe laser refractive surgery is right for you they will discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure with you. You will be able to book a date for the surgery and find out about costs, recovery times and other details. Our staff will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.
Consultations can run for up to 2 hours since they are very detailed and we want to provide you with enough information to make an informed decision about your surgery.
During the consultation your pupils will be dilated using eye drops which means your vision is likely to be blurry and you will need someone to drive you home. It can take 4-6 hours for vision to return to normal as the drops wear off.