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LASIK & Refractive Surgery Co-Management

Lasik Surgery in Haymarket, VA

Dr. Daniel Goerl at our Eye Care Clinic, Eyepro, has extensive experience in the pre-operative evaluation and post-operative care of LASIK and other vision correction procedures.

He will evaluate your eyes and discuss your visual goals to help determine if you are an appropriate candidate for LASIK, PRK or Cataract Refractive Technology. If you have appropriate goals and there are no contraindications for the procedure, we will recommend a pre-operative evaluation to determine suitability for refractive surgery. This evaluation includes:

  • Counseling on refractive surgery options
  • Eye dominancy testing
  • Review of eye history and refractive stability
  • Medical evaluation of the cornea and eye
  • Current Refraction Status

If after the pre-operative evaluation, the decision is made to proceed with surgery, your information will be forwarded to the surgeon, a pre surgery consult with a surgeon will be scheduled. Post-operative management will be provided by our eye doctor, and includes multiple visits over a period from the date of surgery to include medical evaluation and management of the vision and corneal healing. Evaluation of any additional needs such as reading glasses, sunglasses, or enhancement laser procedures is also included.

LASIK is currently the most popular vision-correcting or "refractive" surgery available. But there are other options as well. We will help you find the ideal solution for your problem and partner with the best surgeon to perform your procedure.

Introduction to LASIK

Eye Hi Tech Female in Haymarket, VALASIK is the most commonly performed refractive surgery procedure. You may hear people calling it "LASIX," but the correct name is LASIK, which is short for "laser-assisted in-situ keratomileuses."

Why is it so popular? LASIK has advantages over other vision correction procedures, including a relative lack of pain afterward and the fact that good vision usually is achieved by the very next day.

An instrument called a microkeratome is used in LASIK eye surgery to create a thin, circular flap in the cornea. Another, newer way of making the flap is with a laser.

The surgeon folds the hinged flap back out of the way, then removes some corneal tissue underneath using an excimer laser. The excimer laser uses a cool ultraviolet light beam to precisely remove ("ablate") very tiny bits of tissue from the cornea to reshape it.

When the cornea is reshaped in the right way, it works better to focus light into the eye and onto the retina, providing clearer vision than before. The flap is then laid back in place, covering the area where the corneal tissue was removed.

Both nearsighted and farsighted people can benefit from the LASIK procedure. With nearsighted people, the goal is to flatten the too-steep cornea; with farsighted people, a steeper cornea is desired. Excimer lasers also can correct astigmatism by smoothing an irregular cornea into a more normal shape.

Learn more about Vision Surgery including LASIK, PRK, Corneal Transplants and more.

What's Included in a LASIK Consultation & Evaluation

The purpose of a LASIK consultation is to connect you with a highly skilled surgeon whom with we've worked side-by-side. Plus, our LASIK co-management services along with the evaluation includes 5 follow-ups to ensure all went well even after the procedure.

What to Expect Pre Opt:

  • Evaluation & Consultation
  • Understanding what is behind LASIK
  • Procedure Details
  • Change in Vision

Post Opt Care: After the procedure, we'll examine the health of your eyes and ensure they are healing properly.

The 5 follow-ups are established after the procedure within 1 Day, 1 Week, 1 Month, 6 Months, & 1 Year.

Beyond that, you'll only need an annual eye exam to ensure optimal eye health!

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Schedule a call with Dr. Goerl at Eyepro for a LASIK consultation. We’ll take you through the initial steps to help you achieve your ideal vision.

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