Laser Surgery Co-Management
Have you ever dreamed of clear vision without your glasses and contact lenses?
For patients interested in laser refractive surgery, ask our optometrists if you are a good candidate for LASIK, PRK, or one of many surgical procedures now available to correct and improve your vision.
A comprehensive eye exam, as well as special tests to measure corneal curvature and corneal thickness, are required to determine if a patient is a good candidate for surgery and what type of surgery would be the most beneficial with the least amount of risk.
Once this is established, the co-management procedure consists of:
- Referral to the best surgeon and laser centre that meet your needs for further consultation and to confirm candidature*
- Relevant patient data is sent to the laser centre prior to your consultation appointment
- Routine post-operative examinations are scheduled (1 day, 1 wk, 1 mth, 3 mths, 6 mths, and 1 yr) after date of surgery to ensure proper healing, good vision and healthy eyes
- Additional appointments may be scheduled if required
*Our vision correction consult is the first step to a referral and does not guarantee you to be eligible for vision correction surgery. Through our comprehensive eye health examination, we can determine if you’re a potential candidate for vision correction surgery, but further testing is needed when we set up the referral appointment. After this referral appointment, you will have a better idea of the procedures available to you based on your current eye health. As your primary Optometrist, we are available to you as a resource to help you make a decision based on your goals, risk factors and overall eye health history.
A pachometer is an instrument that measures the thickness of the cornea in microns.
Ultrasound Pachymetry is a painless procedure that takes less than 5 minutes. Measurements allow the optometrist to determine if a patient is a good candidate for refractive surgery. Measurements allow the optometrist to determine the accuracy of intraocular pressure measurements. Once a referral appointment is set up, further testing such as corneal topography and wavefront measurements is required to determine candidature of the many procedures available.
What to Expect at the referral?
• Further comprehensive testing of your eyes
• Consultation about your candidature and eligibility
• Pricing, scheduling procedure, administration etc.
• More details will be provided by us or the surgeon and laser centre