How do I know if I am a good candidate for LASIK?
While an average person considering LASIK can spend up to 4 years researching the cost and effectiveness of the procedure, unless candidacy is reliably established those 4 years can be wasted time.
LASIK is a precision procedure that resolves poor vision due to irregularities of the cornea; evaluating the condition of the cornea and overall eye health are essential in determining if a particular set of eyes will benefit from laser vision correction.
Factually, LASIK is not for everyone and Dr. Lipstock is able to accept only 75% of applicants for the procedure, offering alternative treatments for those who do not qualify.
Lipstock LASIK and Cataract Center provides in-depth free LASIK consultations. Ensuring that you are an excellent candidate for LASIK is one of the best assurances that you will achieve 20/20 or better.
What can I expect from the Free Consultation?
First there is something you shouldn’t expect – sales pressure. The purpose of the consultation is to ensure you would benefit from LASIK. Once that has been established, we will then provide you with all the information you need in order to decide if you should go ahead with the procedure, including our payment options. Then it’s up to you to work out if and when you will upgrade your vision.
If you are a glasses wearer or have been out of your contacts the required time; surgery may be performed within 2 to 3 weeks!
The Free Consultation has one important purpose: To establish if you are a good candidate for LASIK.
The Free Consultation will help resolve your concerns. Just about every person who walks into our center has questions about LASIK and concerns about the procedure – if it will hurt, how long will I be off work, what happens if I move during the procedure – so our first goal is to find out exactly what you’re worried about and make sure we answer every question you might have.
We will do a full corneal mapping of your eyes, a refraction measurement, and corneal thickness measurement in order to determine your candidacy. If you are comfortable taking the next step and Dr. Lipstock’s team has preliminarily determined your candidacy for LASIK, we will ask you to come in for a pre-operative LASIK examination.
At this pre-operative LASIK examination, we will do a more detailed refraction measurement including wavefront mapping. Dr. Lipstock will perform a comprehensive dilated exam to evaluate the health of your eyes.
You’ll probably be fascinated by the techniques and technology we use. We’re proud of the thoroughness of our exam process so you can feel free to ask us anything you want to know.
We will do a more detailed refraction measurement including wavefront mapping.
Dr. Lipstock will perform a comprehensive dilated exam to evaluate the health of your eyes. We will cover any last questions and then you will be free to go home.
We want you to make the right decision and we know you’ll do this best in your own home. We’ve done our job of verifying that you’re a candidate – now it’s up to you to decide if you will have the procedure.