Step 1: Initial Consultation
In order to determine if you are a candidate for LASIK, we invite you to visit us for a complimentary laser vision correction consultation. At this consultation, our staff will conduct some standard pre-operative screening tests including corneal topography, corneal thickness, and pupil size to determine which procedure will best suit your needs. You will also meet with Dr. Bentz, who will review all testing results and determine which procedure will best meet your needs.
Step 2: Dilated Eye Exam
The next step will be a dilated eye exam with computerized wavescan. The dilated exam gives Dr. Bentz a more complete look at your eye health, refraction, and measurements. We will provide all necessary information needed for you to make an informed decision concerning your laser vision correction procedure.
We do require a deposit at this time, which will be deducted from the total cost of the procedure on the day of your surgery.
A third visit, undilated, to repeat the wavescan and refraction is also typically scheduled for the week of your procedure.
Step 3: LASIK Procedure
On the day of your LASIK procedure, you will be given a sedative to help you to relax and pre-operative drops will be applied. You will be taken into our state-of-the-art outpatient surgery suite, and your eye area will be prepped for the procedure. All-Laser LASIK generally takes about 15 to 20 minutes per eye. Directly after the procedure, Dr. Bentz will tape on soft shields to prevent you from bumping or rubbing your eye. You can see through the shields and will keep them in place until the next morning when they are removed in the office.
After leaving the procedure, the best thing is sleep. A three to four hour nap helps facilitate healing and reduces discomfort. Regular activities may typically be resumed the next day.
Please remember if you are currently wearing contact lenses, you will need to discontinue wearing them two weeks prior to surgery.