At a pre-operative appointment your ophthalmologist will carry out a full eye examination and:
- establish your visual acuity without correction and your best corrected visual acuity for both eyes;
- most probably apply special eye drops to paralyse the pupils and accommodation to be able to determine your refractive error (the eye drops may cause blurred vision for a couple of hours so do not operate any motor vehicle while under the influence of the medication);
- exclude other eye diseases and general diseases which may disqualify you from undergoing the laser procedure;
- after summing up your test results, taking detailed measurements of your cornea (its shape, curvature and thickness) and determining the size of your pupils, your ophthalmologist will recommend a suitable type of laser vision correction. This will be the best opportunity to clarify any uncertainties or doubts regarding the procedure that you may have.
A complete ophthalmological examination includes examination of the anterior and posterior segments and intraocular pressure measurement. Additional tests will be performed as needed.
Do not wear contact lenses 7 days before your pre-operative appointment because they can affect the shape and condition of the cornea. If you are eligible for laser vision correction, do not wear contact lenses until the day of surgery and refrain from using certain cosmetics and doing makeup a few days before surgery.