LASIK Consultation Specialist

Eyecare Leaders

Optometry located in Fuqua, TX, Pearland, TX & Houston, TX

A LASIK consultation can help you learn about one of the most advanced ways to correct your vision forever. The expert optometrists at Eyecare Leaders in Fuqua, Houston, and Pearland, Texas, partner with the Eye Center of Texas that perform this surgery in multiple locations to correct numerous vision diagnoses. To schedule your LASIK consultation, call or book your appointment online today.

LASIK Consultation Q&A

What can I expect at my LASIK consultation?

Expect your consultation to last 2-3 hours. The team first evaluates your eyes, checking your vision, eye health, and overall health to determine if you’re a candidate for LASIK surgery. About 35% of people in the United States qualify for the procedure.

During your consultation, the team talks with you about: 

Your health history

Medical conditions can play a role in the decision-making process about getting LASIK surgery. Be sure to talk to the team about any health issues.

Your medications

Certain medications can affect the LASIK surgery healing process, so bring your medications with you or write them down for the team to observe.

Facts about LASIK

The team educates you on all aspects of LASIK surgery, including the benefits and the risk of complications. In addition, they offer thorough information about LASIK if you’re a candidate for the surgery, giving you the knowledge to feel confident about your decision. 

It’s no secret that vision correction can give you back your quality of life. Although LASIK is an elective procedure instead of a medical necessity, you can benefit significantly from the process. 

How does a LASIK consultation help decide if the surgery is right for me?

Before getting approved for the surgery, the team evaluates several factors that include:

  • Meeting specific FDA-approved treatment parameters
  • Reaching ocular maturity
  • Having the same prescription for two consecutive years
  • Not having signs of eye disease, infection, or injury

During your consultation, your provider discusses with you in detail the specific qualifications required to meet the standards for getting LASIK surgery.

What are the most common conditions that LASIK surgery treats?

LASIK surgery primarily treats:

Myopia

This condition is also called nearsightedness, where you can clearly see objects up close but not far away.

Hyperopia

This condition is also called farsightedness, where you can clearly see objects far away but not up close.

Astigmatism

This condition causes issues with the ability to focus on objects close up and far away.

To schedule your LASIK consultation with the expert team at Eyecare Leaders, call the practice or book an appointment online today.