For patients interested in laser refractive surgery, ask our optometrists if you are a good candidate for LASIK, PRK, or one of many surgical procedures now available to correct and improve your vision.
A comprehensive eye exam, as well as special tests to measure corneal curvature and corneal thickness, are required to determine if a patient is a good candidate for surgery and what type of surgery would be the most beneficial with the least amount of risk.
Once this is established, the co-management procedure consists of:
A pachometer is an instrument that measures the thickness of the cornea in microns.
Ultrasound Pachymetry is a painless procedure that takes less than 5 minutes. Measurements allow the optometrist to determine if a patient is a good candidate for refractive surgery. Measurements allow the optometrist to determine the accuracy of intraocular pressure measurements.