Laser Vision Correction–LASIK (Laser-Assisted in-Situ Keratomileusis) is the latest and preferred procedure to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism and reduce the dependency on contact lenses and eye glasses.
However, making sure that this procedure is done at the meticulous hands of expert ophthalmologists is something that is vital to the wellbeing of your eye. At Vista Eye Specialists, the latest technology is wielded by dedicated, professional and fellowship trained laser vision correction and cornea specialist, Dr. Jani and his remarkable team.
Vista Eye’s strength lies in its thorough procedure. When we recommend that a patient undergo LASIK we delve into the patient’s family, medical and ocular history. Patients with diseases like diabetes and autoimmune diseases may have problems in wound healing. Individuals with ocular herpes or peripheral keratitis or having a history of strabismus surgery may face recurrence after LASIK surgery.
Vista Eye Specialists believe in empowering patients through the correct knowledge and risks involved that potentially can affect the outcome of LASIK surgery. We probe into areas like use of alcohol and cigarettes as well as hobbies, sports and nature of work to give a better understanding to the patient considering LASIK of how the procedure will affect his lifestyle.
Before the LASIK procedure, uncorrected and corrected visual acuities are taken and a thorough manifest refraction is completed initially, and checked against a cycloplegic refraction at Vista Eye Specialists. A Complete Eye Examination, including tonometry and a posterior dilated exam, Lid examination, conjunctiva, cornea and lens investigation, anterior chamber and iris examination, investigating for signs of dry eyes and punctate keratitis is also carried out.
In highly myopic patients, a peripheral examination to look for tears and holes, is conducted by a retinal specialist before performing LASIK surgery. The LASIK Evaluation procedure at Vista Eye, VA includes Dry Eye Testing, Contrast Sensitivity Testing, Pupil Testing, Pachymetry, Keratometry, Corneal topography and Wavefront testing.
Our dedication, professionalism and thoroughness is the reason why you should opt for a consultation at Vista Eye Specialists, Culpeper and Fredericksburg, if you are considering LASIK or want an expert opinion to find out if you are eligible for this procedure.