Pre-op and Post-op Eye Care in Irvine, CA
LASIK surgery and other refractive surgery can allow people who require vision correction to see crisp and clear without the nuisance of eyeglasses and contact lenses. For many people, the idea of having sharp vision without eyewear is a dream come true.
LASIK surgery is currently the most popular elective procedure in the US, which is why our optometrists in Irvine, CA, offer convenient co-management services to make it easy for you to benefit from this laser refractive surgery. Dr. Michael D. Cook, O.D., and Dr. David N. Cler, O.D., offer preoperative consultations, eye exams, and post-operative care in the comfort of our local offices.
Why is LASIK so popular?
LASIK holds certain advantages over other vision correction procedures, such as a quick surgery, almost immediate results and minimal pain or discomfort after the surgery.
LASIK is also suitable for both nearsighted and farsighted people. If you are nearsighted, your eye surgeon will flatten the cornea appropriately, and if you are farsighted, your cornea will be made steeper. Once your cornea is reshaped properly, it functions more efficiently to focus light into the eye and onto the retina. The end result is clearer vision.
Am I a good candidate for LASIK surgery?
To determine your candidacy for these laser eye surgeries, visit our optometrists for a thorough eye exam and consultation. We will inspect your ocular health and vision condition to verify that there are no contraindications. Our team will also discuss your visual expectations and goals to make sure that they are appropriate.
A preoperative evaluation includes:
- Review of your eye history
- Assessment of your refractive stability
- Counseling about various options for refractive surgery
- Testing of eye dominancy
- Inspection of cornea and eye health
- Testing your current refraction and vision prescription
After your preoperative consultation, we will advise you as to whether or not surgery is a good option. If the decision is made to proceed with surgery, all of your information will be forwarded to a recommended eye surgeon.
What post-operative LASIK co-management will I need?
Our optometrists in Irvine, CA, will provide expert postoperative eye care following your procedure. Beginning from the day after LASIK surgery and other refractive surgery, you will require multiple visits to our convenient eye care clinics. When we meet, our eye doctors will evaluate your ocular health to monitor and manage corneal healing. We will also assess your vision to determine if you need any additional vision correction, such as reading glasses, sunglasses, or enhancement laser procedures.
What is cataract surgery?
Cataracts are a common eye disorder associated primarily with aging. As you get older, so does the structure of the eye’s lens. Sometimes the crystalline fibers that compose the lens change in a way that leads to the development of a cataract – defined simply as a cloudy lens. Obviously, this cloudiness interferes with your sight and causes blurred vision. Presently, cataract surgery is the only certain cure to treat this condition, and this popular procedure enjoys a very high success rate.
During this surgery, the opaque natural lens of your eye will be removed and your eye surgeon will replace it with artificial transparent intraocular lens. Local anesthesia is used and little discomfort is caused; 90% of all cataract operations restore clear vision.
What happens when I see my optometrist for cataract surgery co-management?
At i2ioptometry, our Irvine optometrists will check your eye health comprehensively. If we diagnose a cataract during your eye exam, we will refer you to a qualified, respected eye surgeon in the area.
Our cataract eye doctor will deliver first-rate eye care as a part of our co-management services. This includes a preoperative consultation and follow-up visits in our pleasant offices. We will make sure that you understand all about your cataract surgery in advance and all about the different types of intraocular lenses that your eye surgeon may consider.
How do I benefit from visiting an eye doctor near me?
At i2iOptometry, we specialize in caring for all your vision needs. Our optometrists in Irvine, CA, strive to form an open and positive relationship with each patient. This is how we optimize your eye care over the long-term – to make sure you always receive the most suitable treatments for your lifestyle, health condition, and quality vision. If you are interested in LASIK surgery or another refractive surgery, or you require cataract surgery, we provide compassionate and professional co-management in both of our eye care centers. You will benefit by receiving expert care for your eyes from an eye doctor who knows you well.