What Do I Need to Know About a LASIK Vision Correction Consultation?
LASIK is a special procedure that changes the shape of the cornea in order to improve refractive errors, like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. While LASIK is one of the safest elective procedures in Northwest Arkansas, patients should still learn as much as they can about laser vision correction before making the important decision to move forward.
Want to reduce your dependency on expensive frames and contact lenses? Vold Vision can let you know what to expect during a comprehensive consultation. With our experienced technicians and staff serving patients in Fayetteville, Rogers, Bentonville, and Springdale, your vision is in good hands! Reach out to have your questions answered and schedule your FREE LASIK consultation.
Who is an ideal LASIK candidate?
Laser vision correction was developed for people with common refractive errors, like nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. You may be a LASIK candidate if you meet these standards:
You are over the age of 18
You have generally healthy eyes
Your vision is stable and you have not experienced major changes in the past 1-2 years
You don't have a history of eye disease or chronic dry eyes
Is there anyone who should not get LASIK?
LASIK is considered safe for most patients, but there are conditions that may prevent a person from getting LASIK or reduce the likelihood of having a successful procedure. You should not have a refractive procedure if you are pregnant, have an active eye infection, or have an uncontrolled health issue. Please let the team at Vold Vision know if you have an eye condition, like glaucoma, cataracts, or macular degeneration.
What happens during a LASIK consultation?
Every patient has unique needs, and your consultation will be tailored to you. At the beginning of your appointment, our technicians will test your eyes and measure the curvature of the cornea. We will discuss your vision and eye health history, and we'll ask about your expectations for treating nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. If you are a LASIK candidate in Fayetteville, Rogers, Bentonville, or Springdale, we'll schedule a time to perform the procedure.
When is the best time to get LASIK?
Most people prefer to schedule LASIK during a time when they're not too busy. We recommend that you don't get LASIK just before traveling, vacation, or important events like a wedding. If you're an athlete who participates in sports, it's best to undergo corrective eye surgery during your off-season. Patients need to spend time in recovery, so their eyes heal properly.
How do I prepare for my LASIK consultation?
Preparing for a LASIK consultation is easy. All you need to do is save your current prescription and contact lens information. Come with information about your health history and fill out the appropriate forms. If you have vision insurance, bring your card and any necessary referrals.
During this appointment, our technicians will explain the procedure and what it entails. We'll discuss things like potential side effects, recovery time, and other information. After that, we'll answer any questions you may have about LASIK.
Become a LASIK candidate today
The decision to get laser vision correction is a big one. That’s why it pays to know what you're getting into ahead of time. If you have questions or comments about our procedure in Northwest Arkansas, call Vold Vision. We love hearing from patients in Fayetteville, Rogers, Bentonville, and Springdale, and making sure they have all the information they need before their procedure. Call us to speak with a counselor or schedule your FREE LASIK consultation.