Consultation and Co-Management

LASIK and Refractive Surgery

Consultation and Co-Management

LASIK and Refractive Surgery

If you’re thinking about getting LASIK surgery, you will need a LASIK and refractive eye surgery consultation. During your consultation, we will inform and educate you about your treatment options and determine if refractive eye surgery is right for you. At Giles Eye Care in Portland, ME, we offer LASIK eye surgery consultations to help you determine if LASIK surgery is the best choice for you.

What is refractive eye surgery?

There are several types of refractive eye surgeries, but the most well-known is LASIK surgery. LASIK eye surgery is an effective treatment option for refractive eye conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Many people choose it when they want to reduce or eliminate the need for contact lenses or eyeglasses.

LASIK surgery is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure. During the surgery, a computer-controlled laser and a small blade are used to reshape the cornea. There are usually no side effects associated with this quick procedure, and patients experience only mild discomfort.

Your refractive eye surgery consultation

All refractive eye surgery consultations involve a comprehensive eye exam. During the exam, your doctor will evaluate your vision and eye health and assess your suitability for refractive eye surgery. To determine if you’re a good candidate for LASIK, we will assess your current prescription and other factors such as signs of eye disease. Your doctor will also need information about the shape and thickness of your cornea.

At Giles Eye Care, you and your eye doctor will discuss your lifestyle and vision needs to determine the most appropriate procedure for you. We will also inform you of any risks or side effects as well as the cost, which varies based on the type of LASIK technology used.

Additional measurements will be taken during the pre-operative consultation to confirm suitability for surgery. During the consultation, you should feel free to ask any questions you have or express your concerns. Your doctor will answer your questions clearly and honestly. If you are an ideal candidate for refractive eye surgery, we will refer you to a trusted ophthalmologist in your area for continued treatment.

When you make an appointment at our office, please mention that you are interested in laser eye surgery. Our staff will then know to include a LASIK consultation as a part of your exam.

What happens after LASIK surgery?

Following LASIK surgery, your body needs time to heal and recover. Giles Eye Care offers post-operative care for LASIK and refractive eye surgery at our office in Portland. We will schedule follow-up visits to examine your healing eyes and check your improving vision. During these visits, we will monitor any side effects and provide guidance on how you can ensure a thorough recovery.

If you’re interested in LASIK surgery and refractive eye surgery, contact our office today to schedule an appointment. Our highly skilled eye care professionals will recommend the treatment option that is best suited to you and your eyes.