If you are thinking about getting LASIK eye surgery to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, you will need to get a LASIK evaluation done by a qualified eye doctor. This qualification process is very important as it will let you know if LASIK surgery is a good choice for you, and whether or not it will successfully work to improve your vision problems. LASIK surgery is not right for everyone. At Focus Vision Care, Dr. Jyotsna Jain is expertly qualified and highly-trained to perform a Staten Island LASIK consultation.
During a LASIK evaluation at Focus Vision Care, you will go through many steps. First of all, Dr. Jain will determine if your expectations for LASIK surgery are reasonable given the limitations of the surgery and your individual situation. Your medical history will be taken. Some diseases that affect the body’s ability to heal can make a person a poor candidate. Any medications, including over-the-counter products, will be reviewed, and may need to be stopped. Additionally if you have had previous eye surgeries, they may negatively affect the outcome of the LASIK surgery healing process. And this is just the beginning of your Staten Island LASIK consultation.
Your LASIK surgery evaluation will continue with questions about alcohol or cigarette use; they can negatively affect the healing process. Family history of some eye problems or diseases may present red flags as well. Then, Dr. Jain will give you a complete eye examination. This exam will be quite thorough and include: eye refraction tests; visual acuity testing; glaucoma testing; dry eye testing; corneal review; cataract screening; pupil size evaluation, and many more tests. The process is not simple, but Dr. Jain will take every step necessary to provide you with a complete screening evaluation. Once the screening is completed, Dr. Jain will let you know whether or not you are a good candidate for LASIK surgery. If you are given the “go ahead,” the next step for you will be to make an appointment with an ophthalmologist who is highly skilled in this type of surgery. So if you are serious about having LASIK surgery, make your first step a Staten Island LASIK consultation with Dr. Jain. After you have her professional approval, you can be sure that you are a good candidate for the surgery and proceed with confidence.