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Lasik is currently one of the world’s most popular laser eye surgeries, with over 700,000 surgeries performed each year. Most people have a basic understanding of Lasik surgery — it’s a laser surgical procedure used to restore your eyesight, so you’re no longer reliant on glasses and contact lenses. Most people want to say goodbye to their prescriptions once and for all — but are you a suitable candidate for Lasik surgery?

At Pack and Bianes Vision Care, our optometrists administer various eye tests to determine if you’re the right candidate for a Lasik surgery. For more information, schedule your Lasik consultation in Terra Nova today.

Introduction to Lasik Surgery

Lasik is a type of surgery used to correct refractive errors in your eyes. A refractive error occurs when your eyes don’t bend light properly, usually because of problems in the shape of the corneas. As such, the Lasik surgery is a suitable treatment for refractive errors like farsightedness (hyperopia), nearsightedness (myopia), and astigmatism (generally blurry vision).

During the Lasik surgery, the eye surgeon uses a laser to modify the shape of your cornea to ensure it bends light correctly, restoring optimal 20/20 vision. The Lasik surgery allows you to get rid of your glasses and contacts, embracing crystal-clear vision. The entire procedure concludes within 15 minutes, and you can see the final results in 3 to 6 months. Lasik surgery has a 99% patient satisfaction rate and a nearly perfect success rate.

patient getting his lasik consultation in terra nova

Your Lasik Consultation in Terra Nova

You can only undergo a Lasik surgery after a comprehensive Lasik consultation. During the Lasik consultation, your optometrist in Terra Nova administers a series of tests, examinations, and assessments to rule out possible underlying eye problems and health concerns that may preclude you from getting a Lasik surgery. You should arrange to have someone drive you back after the Lasik consultation because your pupils will have to be dilated during the tests. The following is a brief overview of the tests conducted during the Lasik consultation.

Eyesight Tests

The eye doctor will administer a series of eyesight and visual acuity tests to evaluate your prescription. The doctor will determine if there have been any recent changes to your prescription. You’ll be familiar with most of the tests because they’re the same as your routine eye exams.

Measurements

The eye doctor will accurately measure your eyes and corneas — these details will be necessary for the Lasik surgery. You’re advised against wearing contact lenses for a few weeks before the procedure because they make small changes to your corneal shape, impacting the treatment results.

Consultation

If you’re found to be a suitable candidate for Lasik surgery, the eye doctor will discuss all the procedure’s details. They’ll take you through every step of the Lasik process, from the preparation to the recovery. This is your time to clarify any potential questions or concerns.

Schedule Your Lasik Consultation in Terra Nova Today

At Pack and Bianes Vision Care, we want to help you achieve perfect eyesight, visual acuity, and clarity. If you’re ready to ditch the glasses and embrace 20/20 vision, schedule your Lasik consultation in Terra Nova today.

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Dear Patient,
We are pleased to announce that the California Department of Public Health has given us permission to resume full scope eye care, including preventative care and postponed exams.

At Total Vision Care, the health of our patients, doctors, and associates is our top priority. We are taking precautions to ensure the safety of our community.

Health and safety protocols we are taking:

  • All visits are by appointment to ensure social distancing. This includes picking up of glasses/contact lenses, adjustments on glasses, and ordering new products.
  • Patients are asked to arrive to their appointment alone and notify us from your vehicle once you arrive (a parent/guardian may accompany a minor and a family member/caretaker may assist a senior). Please call the office and someone will greet you at the door.
  • Prior to your entry a team member will take your temperature, provide you with hand sanitizer and ask you a series of questions regarding your health and possible COVID-19 exposure. Our team members are all subject to these same screening protocols.
  • All doctors, associates, and patients must wear masks.
  • Our team sterilizes all equipment and surfaces after every patient and disinfects all frames prior to placing them back on display.

What we ask of patients:

  • If you have any of the following symptoms, you must reschedule your appointment for a future date: Fever, fatigue, cough, shortness of breath, gastro-intestinal symptoms (diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, or stomach pains), recent loss of smell or taste.
  • Please bring a mask which must be worn in our facilities at all times.
  • Your patience in adhering to new safety protocols.
  • Please feel welcome to communicate any questions that you have to your Total Vision Care practice associates.

In addition, we will continue to monitor CDC, WHO, governmental, and optometric associations guidelines and make changes as appropriate to protect our community. Thank you so much for your continued support of our practices. We appreciate your patience throughout this process and for trusting us with your eyecare needs.

Sincerely,
The Total Vision Care Family of Eyecare Professionals