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OCLI Answers Your Questions: LASIK Consultation

Q: I am leaning towards getting LASIK. What all can I expect during a LASIK consultation?

A: How exciting that you are considering this life-changing procedure! Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island offers Bladeless LASIK, also known as All-Laser LASIK. This method is the safest, most precise, and most accurate LASIK technique. This is the only type of LASIK performed by the eye surgeons at OCLI. Bladeless LASIK can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. It is safe and effective and is one of the most commonly performed elective procedures in the country. In fact, this technology has been approved by the military for their pilots and by NASA for their astronauts, often taking one’s vision beyond 20/20.

But before anyone is able to have LASIK vision correction surgery, they must first schedule a LASIK consultation to determine whether or not they are a good candidate for the procedure.

During the consultation, you will have a comprehensive eye exam to evaluate the overall health of your eyes. The exam includes pupil dilation to get an accurate measurement of your refractive error, corneal topography to measure the thickness of your corneas, and wavefront measurements to determine the type and amount of higher-order aberrations. Other examinations include analyzing the tear film, eyelid inspection, and testing for the dominant eye.

After the initial testing is complete, you will then meet with a specialized LASIK counselor where you will discuss your lifestyle, expectations after surgery, recommended LASIK technology, as well as costs and financing options. If it is determined that you are not the best candidate for LASIK surgery, other procedures may be recommended such as PRK or phakic IOL implantation.

To determine if you are a candidate for Bladeless LASIK, come see the LASIK Experts at OCLI. Schedule a FREE LASIK consultation today by calling 1.866.SEE.OCLI (1.866.733.6254) or schedule online at www.OCLI.net.