When you call or email to schedule a complimentary Lasik consultation, one of the first things the scheduler will let you know is how long the appointment will last. I’ll tell you that it takes about two hours from the time the technician takes you back until the appointment is over. Today, let’s break down our consultation process for you, step by step, so you know exactly what to expect when you come in for your first appointment.
When you first come in, we’ll get all your paperwork together. If you’ve already filled out your new patient paperwork online, you get to skip this part. If not, you can fill it out in the office. We’ll also take copies of your ID and insurance cards, both so that we can have them on file and so that we can check for any discounts associated with your insurance plan.
When the technicians take you back, they’ll perform all of your testing. We want you to come in for your consultation wearing your glasses if possible, so that when you’re bouncing around between test stations, we don’t have to worry about you being blind! Some of the testing the technicians will perform includes wavescans and pentacam measurements, so the doctor can determine which laser vision correction procedure is right for you.
After all the testing is complete, you’ll get a tour of the office. You’ll even get to see the laser suite—where all the magic happens. We’re very proud of our state-of-the-art technology, and we want to make sure that you, as a patient, are informed before you make a choice for your eyes. We also make sure to show you informational videos like those found on our website that explain exactly how laser vision correction works, with each of the lasers we use.
Next you’ll meet up with Dr. Haddad. Since he’s the surgeon that will be performing your procedure, it’s important to us that you spend time with him on the day of your consultation. He’ll give recommendations for you based on your eyes, your prescription, and your lifestyle. This isn’t one size fits all Lasik—this is personalized to fit your needs.
At the end of the visit, you’ll meet with one of our Patient Coordinators. This is when you’ll get to discuss the finer details of the procedure, and you’ll have any final questions wrapped up. We can even schedule your procedure at this point and talk about your two years of included follow up care.
Now that you know what goes into our consultations, are you ready to schedule your appointment? Call or click today!
Originally posted August 16, 2017
Amanda helps patients improve their lives through the power of LASIK. A patient coordinator at Laser Eye Institute, Amanda assists patients through every step in their start-to-vision journey.