Laser surgery is a form of vision correction for nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. Our doctors are experienced in the co-management of laser correction with ophthalmologists (eye surgeons), who perform the surgery. Co-management includes patient counseling, comprehensive pre and post-operative care, and yearly follow-up afterwards.
Patient counseling is one of the most important steps in the decision on laser surgery. Many factors can influence the decision. Important considerations include:
- the degree of the initial prescription
- the effect of laser surgery on near vision
- stability of the prescription preceding surgery
- pupil size (can influence night vision)
- realistic patient expectations
- eye health – some eye conditions make it not possible to perform surgery
- general health
- alternative vision correction techniques
- type of laser surgery (LASIK or PRK)
- experience and skill of the surgeon performing surgery
During a laser surgery consultation, the doctor will evaluate these factors so that a patient can make the most well-informed decision possible.