Deciding to have laser vision correction surgery is one of the most significant decisions of your life. It is important that you become very informed before making that decision. To be eligible for LASIK or IntraLASIK the eyes must be in good health with stable glasses or contact lens prescription for at least two years. Usually, you should be at least 20 years of age.
If you have a family optometrist, we would recommend that you talk to him/her about your refractive options. Managing patient expectations is an important aspect of successful LASIK and your doctor of optometry will often have insights into your expectations based on their previous experience with you as a patient.
Before you get too far along in the process we would strongly recommend that you schedule with our office for a free consultation. The consultation process will determine if you are a good candidate for refractive surgery and give you an opportunity to understand the procedures available to you as well as get all of your questions answered. If you are a candidate we can then proceed with a complete pre-operative evaluation. This can be the same day or scheduled for a later time. During the initial consultation, we will take critical measurements on your eyes including wavefront custom analysis of the optics of your eye, corneal topography, and corneal pachymetry. With this information combined with your current prescription, we can determine if IntraLASIK will meet your goals. During the complete pre-operative evaluation we will carefully measure your prescription both with and without dilating/cycloplegic eye drops. The doctor will examine your eyes thoroughly for any ocular health problems, review all of your findings, and discuss the most customized option for you that will give you the greatest likelihood of success. To schedule a no-cost no-obligation consultation, call or office at 402-898-2015 or 800-766-8705.
For those patients who live out of town, we offer same-day surgery and co-managed follow up care with most eye doctors throughout Nebraska and Iowa. Call your family doctor of optometry to set up a time for a consultation in their office.