You will begin your LASIK consultation by entering our pristine, calm, and welcoming reception area where you will be greeted by our friendly professional team. We do not overbook our schedule, so please arrive on time.
Although each patient’s visit is specifically tailored to his or her needs, there are a few details you should be aware of to be prepared:
To begin your LASIK consultation, one of our certified ophthalmic technicians will escort you to our diagnostic testing area where we will conduct 4 tests, which will take approximately 5 to 10 minutes total. Don’t worry, there are no flashes of light or puffs of air!
Once the diagnostic tests are completed, we will move you to a screening room. In the screening room we will:
These are all non-invasive tests, and nothing we do here will cause any discomfort!
Initially, one of our ophthalmic technicians will measure your vision with a phoropter. Although you may not recognize it by name, this is the machine you look through while we change the lenses and ask, “Which looks better - one or two?”
At this point in the LASIK consultation, we will put in drops to dilate your eyes. These drops take about 20 minutes to take effect. While your eyes are dilating you will watch our patient education video which will introduce you to Providence Eye, our surgeons and the LASIK procedure itself.
All LASIK eye surgery consultations at Providence Eye are conducted by the surgeon who will do you procedure; Dr. Mozayeni or Dr. Nunnery. Your surgeon is looking forward to getting to know you both personally and professionally. This allows him to make vision recommendations that work for all aspects of your life.
The following will take place:
He will then discuss his findings with you. This is when he hopefully tells you that you are a great LASIK candidate! However, if there are any indicators that you would not have an optimal outcome, he will be the first one to tell you that you are not a candidate.
You will likely have questions, he will be happy to answer every one of your questions.
At the end of the LASIK consultation, you can expect your surgeon to do one of the following:
About 20% of the people who come for LASIK consultations are not ideal candidates for a variety of reasons.
At the conclusion of your LASIK eye surgery consultation with Dr. Mozayeni or Dr. Nunnery, you will meet with one of our team members who will cover the following:
Be assured that at Providence Eye, you will never be pressured to schedule your surgery! This is a very important medical and personal decision. We are here to educate you and answer all your questions.
If you’re wondering how soon your surgery will be after your consultation, it all depends on the timeline that works for you. You can have surgery within a few weeks if you would like, or your consultation will be valid for one year.
We are confident that no matter the outcome of your LASIK consultation, you will better understand your eyes, your vision correction options, and your financial options before you leave our office.
*LASIK consultation is not complimentary if you have had any previous vision correction surgery, are likely to have any condition that might disqualify you as a candidate, or have had a previous consultation with us. If you have general medical insurance we do participate with, your consultation may be covered by this plan.