Is LASIK Right For You?
So, you have questions about LASIK. After all, your sight is precious, and you are naturally wary of surgery involving your eyes. This is understandable! That is why the Stephenson Refractive Surgery Center team at the Dean McGee Eye Institute is here to answer all your questions and help you feel comfortable with your decision to have LASIK surgery.
The first step is to determine if you are a candidate for LASIK. When you initially contact us, we will ask you a few questions that help determine if you fit into the group of people for whom LASIK is typically a viable option.
We will want to know if you are at least 21 years of age. We will ask if you have diabetes, an autoimmune disorder, or suffer from an eye disease, as LASIK may not be recommended when these other conditions are present. If you are pregnant, we will schedule you to come in for your free LASIK screening sometime after your baby has arrived.
Your FREE LASIK Screening
The best way to know if you are a LASIK candidate is by coming in for a free LASIK screening at the Stephenson Refractive Surgery Center at the Dean McGee Eye Institute — simply call 405.271.2500 today to schedule your free screening.
During this screening, our expert staff will gather a more in-depth health history and check your current vision prescription to see if it lands within the range of refractive error that can be corrected with LASIK. In addition, we will conduct corneal topography — the mapping of the surface of the cornea — to determine if there is any evidence of disease, deformation, or scarring that might indicate LASIK will not work for you.
Your LASIK Consultation With the Surgeon
If the free LASIK screening shows you are a candidate for LASIK, your next step will be to set an appointment for a LASIK consultation. As part of the Dean McGee difference, this consultation will be with the actual surgeon who will perform your surgery. This gives you the chance to know the person to whom you are entrusting your vision, and also allows the surgeon to know you and your individual vision needs in order to ensure you the best outcome possible.
During this consultation, the surgeon’s top priority is to make sure your eyes are healthy enough for LASIK. This is determined by conducting a thorough and comprehensive eye exam because we do not rely on shortcuts when it comes to your eye health. The surgeon will also happily answer all your questions.
During the consultation visit, all patients undergo 3D mapping of their cornea using the iDESIGN technology — the first step in the LASIK process — that allows your surgeon to provide you with a custom, personalized plan LASIK for no additional fee.
Once your surgeon has cleared you, you are ready to schedule your LASIK surgery and #SeeGlassesFree! Click here to learn what to expect on the day of your surgery and start the process by calling 405.271.2500 to schedule your free LASIK screening.