Vision correction surgery is not right for everyone. So, a thorough evaluation is necessary to determine your eligibility. At Bennett & Bloom Eye Centers, we will never recommend a procedure if we are not absolutely certain it is right for your eyes. We are lucky to live in a time in which technology is improving on a daily basis, and many procedures are being developed or enhanced to correct most common vision problems.
In order to be considered for any of our vision correction surgery alternatives, you must be at least 18 years of age and have a stable glasses or contact lens prescription for at least one year.
When ready for an evaluation, please contact any member of our Vision Correction Team to schedule your complimentary consultation. As a part of our commitment to you, we will take the time to provide you with a thorough evaluation using the top technological diagnostic tools, like the Zyoptix™ Diagnostic Workstation. Bennett & Bloom Eye Centers was the first ophthalmic practice in the area to begin using this innovative tool. The Workstation combines two of the top diagnostic tools into one work area, thereby allowing our doctors to more accurately diagnose your eyes than ever before.
The complete evaluation involves a comprehensive examination with specialized testing to determine which procedure will be right for you. This extensive evaluation takes approximately 3 hours to complete and includes a detailed medical history, evaluation of the overall health of your eyes, precise topographical measurements of the corneal surface and accurate determination of the surgical correction needed. During the evaluation, we will discuss the benefits, alternatives and possible complications with you. New patients may also want to fill out our new patient and medical history forms prior to your visit as a time saving measure.
If you are a contact lens wearer, we have special requests to ensure the accuracy of your evaluation. Soft daily wear lenses must be left out for at least 1 week, depending on the type of lens and fit. Soft toric or extended wear lenses must be left out for 2 weeks, rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses must be left out for at least 3 weeks, and bifocal/multifocal lenses must be out for 2 weeks prior to the evaluation.
In addition, we use dilating drops in order to view your eye under the best possible conditions. Some patients report blurred vision following the use of these drops. For this reason, we suggest that you ask a friend or relative to drive you home from your evaluation.
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