LASIK Surgery Consultation Specialist

Lifetime Eyecare Optometry

Yvonne Weisz, OD

Optometrist located in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Before you can opt for the innovative LASIK® eye surgery, you’ll need to schedule a LASIK eye surgery consultation. Dr. Yvonne Weisz provides comprehensive evaluations for her patients to help determine if LASIK is right for you. If you’ve been thinking about taking advantage of this exciting treatment, call or book online to visit the Lifetime Eyecare Optometry team in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

LASIK Surgery Consultation

What is LASIK?

LASIK eye surgery involves the use of state-of-the-art laser technology to correct deterioration and changes in the shape of your corneas, the transparent layer that forms the front of your eye.

Some of the common vision problems LASIK eye surgery can correct are:

  • Farsightedness: If you’re farsighted, you can see objects far away better than close-up.
  • Nearsightedness: Nearsightedness means you can only see things that are close to you, but objects far away are blurry.
  • Presbyopia: Presbyopia is age-related. It involves farsightedness that’s caused by a loss of elasticity in the lens of your eye.
  • Astigmatism: Astigmatism is a deviation in the curvature of your eye that results in distorted, blurry images.

LASIK eye surgery corrects and reshapes your cornea to ensure that it can refract, or bend, light to your retina correctly. Reshaping your cornea gives you clear vision.

What Can I Expect at My Pre-Surgery LASIK Consultation?

Before your LASIK eye surgery consultation, you’ll need to stop wearing your contact lenses for two weeks. Contacts can temporarily change the shape of your cornea, and Dr. Weisz needs to evaluate the natural shape of your cornea.

During your consultation, Dr. Weisz will go over your medical history and discuss why you’d like to have LASIK eye surgery.

Dr. Weisz will also conduct a comprehensive eye exam to assess if your eyes are healthy enough for the surgery. Dr. Weisz will test your pupil dilation and eye pressure, confirm your prescription, and measure the thickness and curvature of your corneas.

That's the time for you to ask any questions you might have about the procedure.

Who is a Good Candidate for LASIK Eye Surgery?

You must have realistic goals about what you can achieve with LASIK. Continuing natural eye changes could mean that in the future, even after LASIK, you might require reading glasses or other forms of corrective eyewear.

LASIK isn’t suitable for:

  • Children or adolescents
  • People with glaucoma, cataracts, dry eyes, thin corneas, or large pupils
  • People with rheumatoid arthritis, HIV, lupus, herpes, and other conditions or infections that can affect the eyes

You must be in good eye health to be a candidate, and your prescription must have stayed the same for at least one year before the surgery. To discover more about LASIK from the Lifetime Eyecare Optometry team, call or book an appointment online.