What are the differences between screenings at Medownick Laser Clinic and at other Eye Surgery Clinics?
We perform one of the most thorough and rigorous screenings for Laser Eye Surgery anywhere in the world. The following are some factors we have deemed important to usually include in your initial FREE assessment.
- Discovering your uniquely personal needs – our Patient Care Team is responsible for gathering the necessary information that makes you unique, in terms of your most important priorities, and your life and work style as they relate to laser eye surgery.
- Measuring the uncorrected vision you may have, and your vision as corrected by prescription glasses or contact lenses.
- Measuring the size of visual error in each of your eyes in order to determine the amount of correction required.
- Measuring your pupil size with certainty in dim and room light. Night vision will be discussed with you.
- Analysing your eyes with a wavefront aberrometer (some cases).
- Imaging your corneal topography and thickness using the most up to date methods – this is one of the most important safety factors in laser eye surgery (along with front and back surface topography). We obtain two parameters to optimise the safety of surgery: The thickness at the thinnest point in the cornea and the shape of the 3D thickness profile of the cornea. We obtain multiple measurements of the central corneal zone, and record the thinnest measurement.
The Pentacam provides a thickness map of the cornea, which is essential for determining that the thickness profile of the cornea is normal.
- Measuring your eyes with the IOL Master (some cases).
- Measuring the ability of your muscles to align your eyes.
- Examining your eyelids and associated membranes to see if they interfere with your cornea, and whether or not they properly regulate tear flow.
- Measuring your tear flow to find out whether your eyes have enough tears.
- Measuring intra-ocular pressure.
- Testing how you may benefit from Laser Vision. If you are over 40, our optometrist will perform a Laser MonoVision simulation in order to provide you with this option as a potential treatment plan.
- Dilating your eyes to optimise treatment – Manifest and Cycloplegic measurements are used to base calculations for treatment. We obtain both measurements of every eye for optimal treatment planning.
- Examining the lenses in your eyes to check for clouding (cataracts), and other abnormalities.
- Examining the back of your eye, including the retina, optic nerve and blood vessels, in order to check for any eye or systemic disorders.
To discuss how we can improve your Vision with Laser Eye Surgery, call us FREE on 1800 DR EYES (1800 37 3937) to talk to one of our Patient Care Team now or Contact us Online for your free laser eye surgery assessment today.