Dr. Robert Paul

During your first visit to the WA Laser Eye Centre.

Knowing the Facts about Lasik

During your first visit to the WA Laser Eye Centre, which lasts approximately two hours, the doctor will check to ensure the patient meets all requirements (being over 18, having stable graduation and has good eye health). The patient will perform a series of optometric and ophthalmic tests to ensure that they are a candidate for intervention trials. In this way, you can say goodbye to your glasses and contact lenses with maximum safety and comfort. Thinking about get LASIK? Read on or visit About WA Laser Eye Centre to learn more.

What does the patient do before their first visit? If you wear contact lenses, the patient must not wear them for at least 7 days before their first visit, especially if they are rigid or semi-rigid. If contact lenses are soft, three days will be enough. Contact WA Laser Eye Centre if you are unsure what your lenses are.

Do you need to be accompanied by another person? It is advisable to be accompanied by a friend or family member or take public transport since some tests may indicate the need to dilate the pupil of the patient, which will blur for a few hours. However, for short journeys, this test will typically not impede driving. To be on the safe side though, have someone with you.

What will happen once you get to the clinic? Upon arriving at the clinic, the staff will open up a patient's medical history with their personal data, medical and ophthalmic history and any additional information necessary to evaluate their situation. The following medical tests performed.

Measuring visual acuity and vision with a diopter and assessing possible visual defects. It includes testing such as measuring your ocular tension or the evaluation of the eye and thickness of the cornea.

Study of the anterior segment of the eye.

Study of the posterior segment of the eye. Dr. Robert Paul will analyze the need to dilate the pupil.

If the doctor determines that the most appropriate intervention is intraocular lens surgery, he or she may need further tests to assess other factors such as the depth of the eyeball.

All these diagnostic tests allow highly skilled ophthalmologists to interpret the data, perform diagnostics and indicate the most appropriate option to deal with the issue. Make sure you know all the information that precedes the surgery, which includes post-operative care. Contact the WA Laser Eye Centre or Dr. Robert Paul to learn more.