Free Screenings & Consultations for Bladeless LASIK
We are pleased to offer free screening consultations to help determine if you might be a good candidate for refractive surgery. People may often think they are not candidates for refractive surgery when actually they may be excellent candidates. There are several excellent options and a variety of procedures for all ages and stages of vision development, and Michelson Laser Vision is committed to providing you the benefits of Vision Correction surgery for any stage of life. Screenings take about 15 minutes and are designed to help you decide whether you might qualify for laser vision correction. If you pass the initial screening exam, you may then schedule a consultation for a comprehensive eye examination. During this examination, your cornea will be analyzed with advanced mapping devices that will measure the corneal thickness and also allow your surgeon to predict your suitability for laser eye surgery treatment as well as the long-term stability of your cornea. You will be presented with a thorough informed consent process to ensure you understand the risks and side effects associated with any treatment. If anything abnormal is discovered that would prevent you from having a successful outcome, we will discuss options that are available as we are most interested in helping you achieve a high level of patient satisfaction. If you wear contact lenses, you must discontinue contact lens wear for at least one week prior to this examination.
After Your Bladeless LASIK
Healing and visual recovery is quick and predictable for most patients. It is expected that you will have discomfort for the first six to eight hours following LASIK. You may experience a mild “sandy” or “gritty” sensation during the first day or so after your LASIK surgery. This is normal. Drs. Michelson and our staff will give you complete instructions regarding eye drops and medications to use to help the healing and visual recovery process. After LASIK surgery you must be careful not to rub your eyes and you must avoid swimming in a pool, lake, river or ocean for at least one month after the surgery has been performed.
YOU NEED TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
We will require that you return for scheduled follow-up visits to monitor your healing process, regardless of how well you think you are doing. Most LASIK patients at Michelson Laser Vision are able to pass the Alabama Motor Vehicles Eye Test without eyeglasses or contacts within a day or so after their treatment.
Please feel free to discuss any fears, concerns or questions with Drs. Michelson, or the staff. We will be pleased to spend whatever time is necessary to review any information about the LASIK procedure, what to expect on LASIK surgery day, follow-up care, fees and affordable “no money down” easy monthly payment plans that will fit into your budget.
For a complete review of Laser Eye Surgery including LASIK, LASIK risks, LASIK complications, contraindications to having LASIK, possible LASIK problems and LASIK side effects you may visit www.fda.gov.