Laser Vision Correction Evaluation
Grand Rapids Ophthalmology offers Free Laser Vision Correction Evaluations.**
A Laser Vision Correction Evaluation is a very thorough eye exam with diagnostic tests and scans performed to access if a patient is a good candidate for surgery. It is also an opportunity to see our office, meet our surgeons and members of our Laser Vision Correction Team.
What happens on the day of your Laser Vision Correction Evaluation?
- Ocular and Medical History –Patient describes in their own words the presenting complaint, past history and onset, medications/treatments, allergies, family history and social history.
- Pentacam – Measures corneal thickness, pupil size and topographic mapping.
- Wavescan – Personalizes treatment according to unique characteristics of the eye to provide diagnostic information used for laser treatment.
- Visual Acuity Assessment- Testing with results expressed as 20/20 for normal vision. The first number indicates that the tested eye has to be at a distance of 20 feet in order to see this size letter. The second number indicates that a “normal” eye can see this size letter at the indicated distance.
- Intraocular Pressure – Evaluates the fluid pressure of the eye and screens for Glaucoma.
- Dry Eye (Tear Film) Test- Measures tear production.
- Manual Refraction- How a patient sees without eye drops using an instrument with a combinations of lenses to determine a patients refractive error.
- Laser Vision Correction Video- Patient education provided by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
- Dilation – Eye drops given to enlarge the pupil of the eye and relax the focusing muscles.
- Cycloplegic Refraction – A refraction following a strong dilating drop allowing for precise measurements to determine your prescription most accurately.
- Ophthalmologist Exam – After reviewing all the test results, you will have a one on one meeting with your prospective surgeon. He will perform a short examination of your eye, including the cornea, pupil, iris, lens, retina, and optic nerve with the slit lamp.
- Candidacy and Treatment Plan – If your surgeon concludes you will be a good candidate for surgery, a treatment plan will be recommended. You surgeon will base this decision on what procedure will provide the safest treatment and best possible outcome for each patient.
- Next Steps – If a procedure recommendation is made, you will meet with a member of our Laser Vision Team to discuss pre and post-operative care, pricing and payment options, informed consent for surgery and procedure date scheduling options.
Please be aware that your eyes will be dilated during a complete laser vision correction evaluation. Dilation causes sensitivity to light and blurry near vision. Dilation may last between 24 and 36 hours. Please bring sunglasses to your appointment or we will provide disposable sunglasses for your convenience.
**The Laser Vision Evaluation is a no charge appointment. However, if you would like to request a copy of your glasses prescription out of the evaluation, then a $150.00 fee would apply.
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