If you are tired of the fact that you have to reach for glasses the first thing in the morning in order to see clearly, you may be thinking about getting LASIK surgery. LASIK vision correction is becoming a very popular treatment option for people who no longer want to be dependent on wearing contact lenses or eyeglasses. In order to qualify for Gualala LASIK, you will first have to have a LASIK pre-evaluation to make sure that you are a good candidate for the procedure.
At our vision practice, Dr. Shipley & Associates, you will be able to have a LASIK pre-evaluation to make sure that LASIK treatment will be effective few. Our optometrist are: Dr. Les Shipley, Dr. Margot Shipley, and Dr. Nicole Wood. Our optometrist will be able to provide you with a LASIK pre-evaluation to make sure that you can safely and effectively have LASIK surgery performed on your eyes. If you are interested in getting Gualala LASIK surgery, you will definitely want to have this pre-evaluation because today ophthalmologists will not perform LASIK surgery unless their patient has been prequalified. This is because if a patient does not pre-qualify for the procedure, chances are great that they may not benefit from the procedure, or that their vision may even be made worse by the surgery.
LASIK surgery is one of the safest and most effective eye surgeries performed today – as long as the patient is pre-qualified. In order for a patient to be fully qualified, our optometrist will give them a thorough eye exam, and ask certain questions about the patient’s medical history. The patient should be over 18 years of age and not have had any vision prescription changes over the past two years. Our optometrist will also examine the patient’s eyes to make sure they are healthy and do not have any eye conditions or diseases that can worsen from treatment. Our optometrist will also make sure that the cornea is thick enough to withstand the LASIK surgery. During the surgery, a laser is used to make a flap in the cornea under which the surgery is performed. This flap must then be put back into place and be able to completely heal. For an appointment to meet with our optometrist to see if Gualala LASIK is a good treatment option for you, contact us today.