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What to Expect During Your Laser Eye Surgery Consultation

If you’re contemplating laser eye surgery, you probably have questions you need to clarify with an ophthalmologist before deciding to go ahead with it. Betterview offers a free, no-obligation consultation to determine whether you’re eligible for laser eye surgery and which treatment is right for you.

Last Update: 27 March 2024Created by: betterviewReading time: 3 minutes
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Once you’ve booked in for your laser eye surgery consultation with us, there are a few things you should do to prepare. We’ll go through the steps to take before, during, and after your consultation so you’re ready for your appointment.

Before Your Consultation

Prior to your consultation at betterview, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure you’re making the most out of your laser eye surgery free consultation.

If you typically wear contact lenses, you should switch to glasses at least one day before your consultation. During the appointment, one of our skilled ophthalmologists will conduct an eye examination to determine your corneal thickness. Wearing contact lenses too close to the time of the examination can sometimes misshape the front of the cornea, preventing an accurate reading. If you’re unable to remove your contact lenses the day before, make sure to bring a lens solution to your appointment. You’ll also need to bring your glasses along with you.

Our betterview shop is conveniently located in Westfield, London, which is easily accessible by public transport - with bus, underground and overground links. There’s also paid parking available in the Westfield car park. However, people often ask ‘can you drive after laser eye surgery consultations?’ You can drive after the first preliminary consultation but you won’t be able to drive after the second, main consultation and should ask someone to come with you to take you home.

During Your Consultation

During your laser eye surgery consultation at betterview, a member of our medical team will conduct a preliminary eye examination to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for laser eye surgery. Your surgeon will also cover everything you need to know about the procedure. If you’re wondering about questions to ask at laser eye surgery consultations, this is a great opportunity to bring up anything that’s on your mind - like pricing and recovery. This can help you decide whether laser eye surgery is right for you.

What Happens Next?

So, you’ve had your consultation - where do you go from here? This initial laser eye surgery consultation is the first step in your journey to better eyesight.

After the consultation, if our medical team has determined that laser eye surgery is suitable for you, there is still no obligation to proceed past this point. However, if you want to continue exploring the option of safe, high-precision laser eye surgery, the next step is to attend the main examination.

During the second appointment, our ophthalmologists will conduct a 45-minute examination of your eyes to determine the treatment options most suited to you. Want to learn more about the different types of laser eye surgery available? Read our comprehensive guide to compare Trans-PRK and Femto-LASIK.

Depending on the outcome of your appointment and if you decide that laser eye surgery works for you, you can discuss the next steps with your surgeon. This includes pricing and payment options, and how to best prepare for your surgery. If you decide to go ahead with treatment, you may be wondering how long after consultation is laser eye surgery supposed to take place? After the consultation, you can book your surgery for whenever suits you and begin your journey to better vision!

Book Your Free Consultation Today

Ready to get back to 20/20 vision - what are you waiting for?

Book a free, no-obligation laser eye surgery consultation today. If you have any questions that can’t wait until the consultation, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re always here for you - head to our website to get in touch.

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