An eye examination is necessary to determine if you are suitable for refractive laser eye surgery. The examination includes vision testing and dilatation of the pupils with eye drops to adequately assess the retina (posterior part of the eye). These eye drops will blur your vision for approximately 2 hours and you will therefore be unable to drive for some time after the examination. The risks and benefits of refractive eye laser surgery will be discussed by Dr McCreery so that you can make an informed decision and have realistic expectations as to your visual outcome.
Refractive laser eye surgery is generally of two types LASIK or PRK/LASEK (surface treatment) which are described at the side. The most suitable treatment for you is determined by Dr McCreery after your eye exam. Dr McCreery performs the surgery and will see you at every postoperative visit.