What Happens Before Surgery
The first step in is to undergo a LASIK screening with your ophthalmologist to determine whether you’re a good candidate for LASIK vision correction. The doctor will perform a comprehensive eye exam to determine if you will be a good candidate for the correction procedure. If you have any eye conditions that can affect how you may respond to the procedure or affect you postoperatively. Example conditions might include conjunctivitis, dry eyes or some other possible injury to your eye. Part of the exam may include a test done with a device called a corneal topographer which is used to measure the curvature of the eye and will generate a digital mapping of your cornea. Each eye to undergo the surgery will be tested using this device.
The doctor may also opt to have you undergo a wavefront analysis that sends light rays through the eye to provide an even more detailed mapping of any aberrations affecting your eye sight. The information gathered during these tests is used in conjunction with the newest wavefront technology to ensure the best overall outcome from the procedure.
Your ophthalmologist will also ask and discuss your general overall health and will need to know if you are taking any medications. The doctor will take time to explain the entire procedure with you and answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding the procedure laid out for you.