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What should I expect during my complimentary LASIK consultation with Dr. Mozayeni?

Although each patient’s visit is specifically tailored to his or her needs, there are a few details you should be aware of to be prepared:

  • This will be the most thorough eye exam you have ever had
  • Plan to be in our office for 2.5 hours.
  • Your eyes will be dilated, so expect some light sensitivity and a little trouble reading; you should be fine to drive on this day.
  • Bring your glasses and your contact boxes.
  • Prepare a list of questions. Our entire team will answer any and all questions you have.

You will begin your LASIK consultation by entering our pristine, calm, and welcoming reception area where you will be greeted by our friendly professional team. We ask that you complete the online registration process in our portal myPatientVisit prior to arriving in our office. This will allow us to see you in a timely fashion. We do not overbook our schedule, so your LASIK consultation should begin within 5-15 minutes of your arrival if your online registration is complete. Below we have outlined the different stages of the consultation so that you can become familiar with how your LASIK consultation experience.

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Diagnostic Area

To start your LASIK consultation, one of our certified ophthalmic technicians will escort you to our diagnostic area where we will conduct 4 tests, which will take approximately 5 to 10 minutes total. Don’t worry, there are no flashes of light or puffs of air!

  • The Lensometer will measure the prescription in your glasses. Even if your glasses prescription is old, that information is valuable in determining the stability of your prescription over time.
  • The Pentacam® corneal mapping system tells us the shape, structure, and thickness of your corneas, and it will do this without touching your eye!
  • The Wavelight® Topolyzer VARIO Diagnostic Device (VARIO) measures extremely detailed aspects of your corneal topography, essentially, the “peaks and valleys” on the surface. It will take 22,000 images of your cornea in a matter of seconds! The VARIO gives us the ability to treat your eyes based on your unique topography. This data will be used by Dr. Mozayeni to determine if you are a candidate for Contour Topography Guided LASIK/PRK. The VARIO also photographs the iris, which is the colored part of your eye. The photos of your iris are used for “Iris Registration,” which allows the laser toassure the eye is perfectly aligned prior to the treatment and automatically adjusting the treatment as needed, therefore improving accuracy and optimizing the final outcome.
  • AutoRefractor obtains an estimate of your vision. The technician will compare the measurement from this machine with that measured in your glasses. This gives the ophthalmic technician an idea of where to start when measuring your vision in the next room.

Screening Room

Directly next to the testing area are our screening rooms. Once the diagnostic tests are completed, we will move you to a screening room. In the screening room we will do the following:

  • We start by thoroughly reviewing your medical history, including your medications, allergies, family history and your record of glasses and contact lens wear.
  • Your vision will be checked both with and without your glasses.
  • We will conduct tests to measure your peripheral vision, pupil reaction, eye dominance, and tear production.
  • The internal pressure of your eye will be measured using a special yellow numbing drop. This test is important to determine whether you may have or are prone to glaucoma.

These are all non-invasive tests, and nothing we do here will cause any discomfort!

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Double and Triple Checking Your Vision

Initially, one of our ophthalmic technicians will measure your vision with a phoropter. Although you may not recognize it by name, this is the machine you look through while we change the lenses and ask, “Which looks better - one or two?” Our doctors will recheck your vision after your eyes are dilated. During a LASIK consultation, all patients will have their prescription checked three times – by a computer, manually by the technician, and by the doctor.

At this point in the LASIK consultation, we will put in drops to dilate your eyes. These drops take about 20 minutes to take effect, so we will move you to a comfortable seat where you will watch our patient education video while the dilation takes effect. This video will introduce you to our doctor and tell you a little more about Providence Eye & Laser Specialists and the LASIK procedure itself.

Meet the Doctor

All LASIK eye surgery consultations at Providence Eye are conducted by our founder and LASIK surgeon, Dr. Mozayeni. Dr. Mozayeni will examine your eyes to make sure everything is healthy – this includes the following:

  • Cornea
  • Lens
  • Retina
  • Optic nerve

When Dr. Mozayeni meets you during your LASIK consultation, he will want to know a little bit about you, both personally and professionally. This allows him to make vision recommendations that work for all aspects of your life.

Dr. Mozayeni will look at all this information, as well as that compiled by the ophthalmic technicians, and discuss his findings with you. This is when he hopefully tells you that you are a great LASIK candidate! However, if there are any indicators that you would not have an optimal outcome, he will be the first one to tell you that you are not a candidate. About 20% of the people who come for LASIK consultations are not ideal candidates for a variety of reasons. If you are not a candidate for LASIK, you may be a candidate for one of our alternatives to LASIK.

You will likely have questions, and Dr. Mozayeni will be happy to answer every one of your questions.

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Dr. Mozayeni's Recommendation

At the end of the LASIK consultation, you can expect Dr. Mozayeni to do one of the following:

At the conclusion of your LASIK eye surgery consultation with Dr. Mozayeni, you will meet with one of our team members who will explain what to expect before and after LASIK surgery, review pricing, payment, and financing options, and potentially schedule your LASIK procedure. Know that at Providence Eye, you will never be pressured to schedule your surgery! This is a very important medical and personal decision. We are here to educate you and answer all your questions. If you’re wondering how soon your surgery will be after your consultation, it all depends on the timeline that works for you. You can have surgery within a few weeks if you would like, or your consultation will be valid for one year.

We are confident that no matter the outcome of your LASIK consultation, you will better understand your eyes, your vision correction options, and your financial options before you leave our office.

*LASIK consultation is not complimentary if you have had any previous vision correction surgery, are likely to have any condition that might disqualify you as a candidate, or have had a previous consultation with us. If you have general medical insurance we do participate with, your consultation may be covered by this plan.

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