Modern laser technology has made eye surgery more convenient than ever, doing everything from correcting refractive errors and removing cataracts to treating glaucoma. Before you commit to laser eye surgery, get an eye exam from an optometrist to see whether it makes sense for your individual condition. Here at El Dorado Hills Vision Center Optometry, we can provide laser eye surgery consultations for patients in El Dorado Hills, CA, Cameron Park, CA, Placerville, CA, and Folsom, CA.
Why You Need a Preoperative Eye Exam
LASIK surgery, a highly popular optional procedure for people with refractive errors, modifies the cornea to correct issues like nearsightedness and farsightedness, potentially allowing those people to stop using glasses or contacts on a regular basis.
However, not everyone makes an ideal candidate for refractive surgery techniques such as LASIK. If you're under 18 or have a constantly-changing vision prescription, for example, you're not currently a candidate for LASIK. Thin or weak corneas can also rule out LASIK as a reliable treatment. If you have a mild case of glaucoma or cataracts, medications may manage the problem successfully for quite some time, with surgery coming to the rescue as a later option. For these reasons, you should schedule a laser eye surgery consultation with an optometrist as the first step toward resolving your eye problem.
Our Eye Doctor Can Provide Expert Guidance
Our eye doctor, Dr. Khorram, will evaluate your eye condition and medical background during your consultation. Dr. Khorram will discuss the procedure under consideration in detail so you'll know exactly what to expect. You might undergo a variety of scanning and measurement techniques to determine the exact kind of degree of correction the eye surgeon must make to clarify your vision.
Get an Eye Exam Our Eye Doctor
Even if you don't qualify for one type of laser eye surgery, you may still have alternatives. Call us at (916) 292-5666 for an eye exam from our optometrist at El Dorado Hills Vision Center Optometry, serving Folsom, CA, Cameron Park, CA, Placerville, CA, and El Dorado Hills, CA.