At Yeager Vision Care, our optometrist, Dr. Ken Yeager, leads an experienced and highly-trained team of eye care professionals. We all work to preserve, restore and enhance the vision of every patient. If you are in need of an experienced, skillful, and compassionate optometrist, you will do well to make an appointment to visit us at Yeager Vision Care. If you are thinking of having LASIK surgery to improve your eyesight, our Berea LASIK optometrist, Dr. Yeager, will be able to provide you with pre-surgical screening and offer co-management of your LASIK surgery care.
When you come to our Berea LASIK optometrist for pre-surgical screening, you may be surprised at the extent of the screening process. Your own medical and eye health will need to be reviewed by our doctor so he will be able to best determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK surgery. LASIK surgery is a wonderful way for patients to be able to see clearly without glasses, however, not everyone is a good candidate for this procedure.
Our Berea LASIK optometrist will first want to know why you have chosen LASIK and what goals do you have for this surgery. This way our optometrist will know what kind of LASIK surgery you want to have, and whether or not you have realistic expectations for the surgery. Your medical and ocular history will be reviewed to make sure that you don’t have any diseases that could have a negative impact on the results of the surgery. Diseases that affect healing, such as uncontrolled diabetes and autoimmune disease may be red flags. Ocular herpes or peripheral keratitis may be likely to become active again after the surgery. All of this needs to be evaluated and discussed with our optometrist. Certain medications can also affect the possible outcome of the surgery. Some migraine medications can affect the way the cornea heals and may need to be stopped before and for a while after the surgery. Eye problems, even as far back as childhood, need to be disclosed to our optometrist. Your eyes will be checked for: visual acuity; refraction issues, and a complete eye examination will be performed. If our optometrist determines that you are indeed a good candidate for LASIK, he will be able to refer you to a qualified ophthalmologist to perform the surgery. Dr. Yeager will also be a partner in your post-LASIK surgery care. If you would like to see Dr. Yeager regarding LASIK surgery evaluation, contact us today for an appointment.