Saturday, March 31, 2012

LASIK Consultation & Surgery-Wait Time?

Question: How long do I have to wait between my LASIK consultation and my LASIK surgery and my eyes are ready to go. This is with both eyes being done of course.

Answer: The waiting time between your LASIK consultation and LASIK surgery can vary from no time, to many weeks, depending on the results of your consultation. If your consultation demonstrates a normal health tear film, stable corneal curvatures and a stable prescription, then you can proceed immediately with being limited only by the LASIK Surgeon and the scheduling their individual logistics. If your tear film is deficient in any way and requires a ''tune up" requiring artificial tears, insertion of tiny punctal plugs, or prescription eye drops to help you make more tears-you may have to wait until the LASIK Surgeon confirms that your tear film is adequate. Likewise, if there is any distortion, curvature change or irregularity of the shape of your cornea as the result of wearing contact lenses, you may have to wait until it stabilizes. Last, if your refraction is unstable or variable, you also may have to wait until it is repeatable and stable. All of these factors would be considered as part of your LASIK consultation. Your next step is to find the best LASIK Surgeon you can in your area and schedule that consultation.

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