If you are considering having laser vision correction surgery, the best way to learn more is to come in for a free consultation at the Cole Eye Institute.
Refractive Surgery Manager Alan Steinberger meets with all patients when they come in for their free preoperative screening appointment and is available to answer questions.
Your consultation will begin with a meeting with our refractive surgery coordinator. She will review your medical history with you and answer your initial questions. She will also give you a tour of our Refractive Surgery Suite. Next, one of our technicians will perform basic tests of your eyes, including checking corneal thickness, assessing your refraction and dilating your pupils. Then, you will watch a video that answers many questions about the procedure then see an optometrist who will examine your eyes. Next, you will see one of our refractive surgeons, who will discuss which laser vision correction surgery would be best for you. Before you leave, you will spend a few more minutes with our coordinator who can schedule your surgery and review payment options.
Do not wear your contact lenses for at least 3 days before your appointment (3 weeks if you wear rigid gas permeable lenses) and bring your glasses so we can review your prescription. Bring in your parking ticket so we can validate it.
Corneal imaging studies are a key part of the examination process before laser vision correction is done.
On the day of your surgery, eat a light meal before coming and take all of your prescribed medications. Do not wear eye makeup or have any bulky accessories in your hair that will interfere with positioning your head under the laser. If you are not feeling well that morning, please call to discuss whether your procedure needs to be postponed.
Schedule a free consultation with our team of experts to see if one of these procedures is right for you. Call 216.445.8585 or 800.223.2273, ext. 5-8585, for an appointment.