February 28, 2021
LASIK is one of the most popular forms of laser vision correction surgery in the world, with studies estimating that around 700,000 LASIK surgeries are performed each year. LASIK works by permanently reshaping the clear dome covering the front part of the eye, called the cornea. In doing so, patients can enjoy clear vision, often with little to no need to wear prescription eyewear.
If you are considering LASIK laser eye surgery, you may hear about LASIK Co-Management. Co-management is when your eye doctor works alongside a LASIK surgeon and provides you with the pre and post-operative care that you require. Patients often prefer to continue care with their optometrist because of their established relationship and the convenience of being seen at the optometrist’s office, which is usually closer and offers more flexible scheduling.
What Your Eye Doctor Does
Dr. Day is able to assess your visual needs and determine if you would be a suitable candidate for LASIK laser vision correction. We can also answer your questions about the procedure and help you understand what to expect from your results. If you are a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery, we will refer you to a trusted LASIK surgeon for final evaluation and treatment. At East Main Vision Clinic, we only Co-Manage LASIK with the absolute best surgery centers that we have a long-standing, trusted, working relationship with.
Following your LASIK treatment, our team will work closely with your surgeon to ensure that you are well cared for while you heal. Our team will monitor the healing process, checking both the condition of your eyes and your vision. You will be scheduled at our clinic for your initial follow-up visit one day after your procedure. You should not drive until we evaluate your vision to ensure it meets the necessary legal standard. You will have another follow-up appointment a week later, as well as subsequent visits as needed depending on your vision and corneal healing.
When we work alongside your LASIK surgeon, we can help to optimize your results and ensure that you receive the support and attention that you need, before and after your laser vision correction. Again, rest assured that at East Main Vision Clinic, we only co-manage our patient’s LASIK and other refractive surgeries with the best laser vision surgeons in the country. This gives you peace of mind that your laser vision correction will be performed by a highly skilled and experienced eye surgeon who has your safety as well as your vision in mind.
To learn more about LASIK & co-management of your LASIK laser vision surgery, contact East Main Vision Clinic in Puyallup, WA at (253) 444-2800.