The first step is to determine whether you are a good candidate for Excimer Laser Correction through a comprehensive assessment by a Farmington Laser Eye Center physician. The examination will also ensure that your eyes are healthy enough to undergo the procedure. There is no fee for this consultation.

All aspects of the procedure will be carefully explained. You will receive an extensive eye examination to measure the degree of your refractive error. The laser's computer will be programmed to your eye's individual parameters; over 6,000 points on your eye will be measured as part of a corneal mapping. Most importantly, you will be encouraged to ask questions and voice concerns. You can trust that you will he offered candid and detailed information. And you can rest assured that you will be given a professional and realistic opinion of the results you can expect.

To be considered for Excimer Laser Correction, you must meet each of the following conditions:

be at least 18 years of age;
have stable vision for at least one year prior to the procedure;
not be pregnant or nursing;
be free of complicating diseases.

Preparing for your procedure

Once you have booked your appointment, you will receive a pre-procedure information package.

We encourage you to carefully read your pre-procedure package. It contains all the information you will need to prepare for your appointment such as, what kind of activities to refrain from, or how long to leave your contacts out prior to your appointment.

The day of your treatment

When you arrive at the appointed time before your treatment, you will receive anesthetic eye drops to ensure you do not have any discomfort.

Once you are comfortable in a reclining chair lowered to a horizontal position, your eye surgeon will ask you to look at a specific target. This ensures that your eye will not move during the procedure. A simple lid speculum is used to prevent blinking. A flap is created with a microkeratome. The actual shaping of your cornea is done with a computer-guided laser which vaporizes microscopic layers of tissue. This part of the treatment usually lasts less than one minute. The flap is repositioned and you will leave the surgical suite.

After the
LASIK procedure, your physician will examine you again before you are sent home. The flap will heal in about six hours. The PRK procedure is somewhat different and will be described to you in detail by your physician.

We know that although this procedure is safe, it may cause you some anxiety. If you wish, a friend or family member can stay in the observation room during the entire procedure.

The healing process

You can go home about one hour after the procedure. You will be given a post-procedure kit which includes eye drops, medication to keep you more comfortable and any additional information you will need. After
LASIK, you may have some discomfort for a few hours. On the day following your procedure you will have recovered approximately 80% of your best corrected visual acuity. Most patients are able to drive the next day.

The healing process for
PRK surgery is considerably different, usually with little or no discomfort and rapid stabilization of vision. If you are a candidate for PRK this will be explained to you in greater detail by your physician.

We find that most patients can resume a normal schedule within days. We recommend that you rest and relax during this recuperative period. You will be seen by a physician to monitor your eye's healing during regular follow-up visits.

Financing Available

Financing of eye surgery is now used quite frequently. Contact our office for the details at (877) 40-LASER or (248) 851-7450, or click the button below to apply on line with Hillside Financing.

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