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Lasik & Cataract Surgery Co-Management

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At Puget Sound Eye Care, our optometric physicians can perform an evaulation to determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK or cataract surgery. Our doctors provide pre- and post-operative care for patients undergoing LASIK eye surgery, cataract surgery or other eye surgical procedures. Our goal is to help you attain the clearest vision possible using advanced technologies.


Evaluation and Referral

LASIK (laser assisted in situ keratomileusis) surgery uses a laser to alter the shape of the front surface of the eye to improve vision and reduce dependency on glasses. Cataracts are typically caused by age-related changes to the lens inside the eye that causes hazy vision or nighttime glare. At Puget Sound Eye Care, our doctors provide evaluations and referrals for patients interested in LASIK and cataract surgery. Our doctors perform a complete review of your patient history as well as a full assessment of your eye health and vision. A current exam is important to determining if you are a candidate for surgery and if there are any other factors that may affect your results. The history review enables our optometric physician to determine if you are healthy enough to consider surgery.

Once your doctor has performed the evaluation and determined whether you are a candidate for surgery, you will be given a referral to the surgery center we have worked with on an ongoing basis. The center will perform advanced diagnostic testing and will evaluate your eligibility for surgery. Various surgery options will be discussed with you if you are determined to be a surgical candidate. We will be in correspondence with the center regarding your evaluation and surgical determination. If you are considering surgery, call us to schedule a consultation.

Post-Operative Care

Once your surgery is scheduled, we will schedule follow-up appointments for you in our office. Typically, you will begin these follow-ups the day after the surgery and continue at prearranged times over the following six months. After 1 year, a full exam is recommended to determine the long-term results of your procedure. Our eye care team is experienced in working with patients pre- and post-operation and will answer any questions that you have along the way.