Prior to your procedure, you will need to have a comprehensive evaluation by your Optometrist or one of the laser vision specialists at the Cincinnati Eye Institute.
A comprehensive exam includes:
Full dilated medical evaluation of your eyes
Vision check before and after dilation
Corneal topography (this measures the curvature of your cornea)
Corneal pachymetry (this measures the thickness of your cornea)
After your exam, the doctor will review with you the risks, benefits and goals of laser vision correction to make sure your expectations are achievable. Please keep the
following in mind - for a full comprehensive evaluation, you must be out of your contact lenses for the following time periods:
Soft contact lenses - one week
Extended wear contact lenses - two weeks
Gas permeable contact lenses - three weeks.
Can I wear my contacts and still have an exam?
Yes! You may come in for a screening appointment wearing your contact
lenses and we can determine if you are a candidate. If you are a candidate
and are interested in having laser vision correction, you must then discontinue
wearing your contact lenses for the above specified time and return for a