If you are tired of wearing contact lenses or eyeglasses in order to see clearly, you may be thinking about getting LASIK eye surgery. LASIK eye surgery is a popular way for patients to have their vision corrected so that they no longer need to wear prescription lenses in order to do things like read or drive a car. LASIK is one of the most common and safest eye surgeries performed today. However, if a person is not a good candidate for LASIK they may have their vision damaged by this type of procedure. This is why it is very important to have a LASIK pre-evaluation before you are considered for this particular eye surgery. If you are interested in Bodega Bay LASIK you will want to come to our vision practice, Dr. Shipley & Associates, to see if you are a good candidate for LASIK.
Our top-notch doctors are Dr. Les Shipley, Dr. Margot Shipley and Dr. Nicole Wood. Our optometrist specializes in many different areas of vision including contact lenses, LASIK and cataract co-management and glaucoma. If you are thinking about getting LASIK surgery you will want to contact our vision practice so that you can have a pre-LASIK screening. During this procedure you will have a thorough eye exam, have a medical health history taken, and provide health information as well as learn more about the Bodega Bay LASIK procedure.
During the pre-LASIK exam, our doctor will thoroughly examine your eye health to make sure that you do not have any eye diseases or eye problems that will make you a poor candidate for Bodega Bay LASIK. Our doctors will also advise you not to have the operation if you are under 18. You will also learn about different alternatives to LASIK. Your current refractive errors will be measured, and our eye doctor will make sure that your vision falls within the range that can be corrected by the surgery. The thickness of your cornea will also be examined to make sure that the cornea is thick enough in order to withstand the LASIK surgery. This surgery is actually done through a flap that is created in your cornea, so the cornea must be of a certain thickness in order not to tear during the procedure. For an appointment to meet with our optometrist to learn more about LASIK surgery, contact us today.