Preparing for LASIK Surgery
Prepare Carefully for a Happy LASIK Outcome
LASIK* has revolutionized vision correction for millions of people worldwide. This refractive surgical procedure is a safe and effective way to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. However, LASIK surgery requires comprehensive preparations to ensure that it is the right choice for you and that you achieve the best possible outcome.
*(Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis)
While getting LASIK surgery is ultimately up to you and your ophthalmologist (surgeon), your Loveland optometrist, Dr. Kenneth Van Amerongen, plays an essential role in the process. Dr. Van is a primary eye care provider, responsible for comprehensive eye exams, vision testing, and prescription eyewear (if necessary). When preparing for LASIK surgery, you should trust Dr. Van and work closely with him for optimal results.
Trust Your Optometrist: Why Dr. Van is an Indispensable Part of LASIK Preparations
Dr. Van is a crucial member of your healthcare team, especially when it comes to LASIK surgery. He can determine your candidacy for LASIK by conducting a thorough eye exam, analyzing your medical history, and discussing your goals and expectations. If LASIK is right for you, Dr. Van will also provide a referral to a reputable and experienced LASIK surgeon.
Furthermore, your optometrist can help you set realistic expectations about LASIK and its outcomes. LASIK is an excellent option for most people who wish to improve their vision, but it is not a guarantee of perfect vision. Dr. Van will help you understand the risks and benefits of LASIK so that you can make an informed decision about your eye care. He can also answer any questions you may have about the surgery.
Don’t Skip Your Pre-Op Visit at Van’s Eyecare: Here’s Why
Before your LASIK surgery, you will have a comprehensive pre-operative (pre-op) visit with Dr. Van. This visit is essential to ensure that you are a good candidate for the surgery and to minimize any risks or complications.
He will measure your pupils’ size and advise you on pre-operative and post-operative care, such as avoiding contact lenses and using prescribed eye drops. Dr. Van will also take detailed measurements of your refractive error, with and without dilation, to determine the most accurate RX for the surgeon to use in calculating the laser settings and post-operative vision goals.
These measurements are essential, as they will guide your LASIK surgeon’s plan for your surgery. Your LASIK surgeon needs to know precisely how to reshape your cornea to achieve optimal visual results, and your optometrist’s measurements help them do so.
The Benefits of Working with Dr. Van Before, During, and After LASIK Surgery
Your optometrist’s role in LASIK does not end with pre-operative evaluations. In fact, he plays a critical role in your post-operative care and long-term eye health. After your LASIK surgery, you will have several follow-up visits to Dr. Van to ensure that your eyes are healing appropriately and that your vision is improving as expected.
Your optometrist will monitor your eye health, provide any necessary eye drops, and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Dr. Van may also recommend vision therapy or other visual aids to help you achieve maximum visual acuity after surgery.
Moreover, Van’s Eyecare and Dr. Van can continue to be your primary eye care provider after LASIK surgery, conducting regular eye exams and making any adjustments to your prescription eyewear if necessary. He can also monitor your eye health and detect any potential eye diseases or conditions early on, such as cataracts, glaucoma, or macular degeneration.
In summary, working with your optometrist before, during, and after LASIK surgery provides several benefits:
- Dr. Van Amerongen will determine your candidacy for LASIK and set realistic expectations
- He performs essential pre-operative evaluations and takes precise measurements
- He provides post-operative care, monitoring, and follow-up
- He can be your primary eye care provider even after LASIK surgery
- He can detect any potential eye diseases or conditions early on
So, if you are considering LASIK surgery, be sure to consult Van’s Eyecare and Dr. Kenneth Van Amerongen to ensure that you are making an informed decision about your eye care. Your Loveland optometrist plays a crucial role in LASIK preparations and can help you achieve optimal visual outcomes that last a lifetime.