Brandywine Vision Associates, P.C.
Danielle DeAngelis, OD
Optometrist located in Royersford, PA
If you’d like to see what life is like without needing glasses or contact lenses, laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgery could be the solution for you. At Brandywine Vision Associates, P.C., Danielle DeAngelis, OD, offers LASIK surgery consultations in her Royersford, Pennsylvania, office. Dr. DeAngelis is happy to assess your candidacy and explain all your options, so call the office or schedule an appointment online now.
LASIK Surgery Consultation Q & A
What is a LASIK surgery consultation?
A LASIK surgery consultation at Brandywine Vision Associates, P.C., is an appointment where you discuss LASIK vision correction surgery. LASIK surgery can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, usually giving you 20/20 or better vision.
During your LASIK surgery consultation, Dr. DeAngelis evaluates your vision and eye health to determine if you’re a good candidate for this procedure. If you are, she explains all the different options for LASIK and recommends what suits your needs.
Who is a good candidate for a LASIK surgery consultation?
If you’d like to stop wearing glasses or contact lenses, it’s worth scheduling a LASIK surgery consultation at Brandywine Vision Associates, P.C. Dr. DeAngelis looks at a number of different factors when evaluating your candidacy for LASIK, including:
- Current prescription
- Prescription differences over the last two years or longer
- Eye disease test results, including glaucoma screening
- Corneal thickness measurement
- Medical history review of systemic and ocular diseases
In general, people with mild-to-moderate vision loss and healthy eyes are the best candidates for LASIK surgery. But, if you have a problem, for example, corneal thinning, Dr. DeAngelis may recommend another type of laser eye surgery.
If you have a systemic disease like diabetes, it doesn’t necessarily exclude you from LASIK surgery, but you must have the condition under control before surgery.
If you have severe vision loss, you may not be a good LASIK candidate because the necessary correction would require too much eye reshaping. But, Dr. DeAngelis can explain which glasses or contact lenses options can maximize your vision in the most comfortable and convenient way.
What happens after my LASIK surgery consultation?
If you’re a good candidate, Dr. DeAngelis gives you a referral to a local ophthalmologist who specializes in LASIK surgery. An ophthalmologist is a highly trained medical doctor who can expertly perform your LASIK procedure in an outpatient setting.
Following your LASIK surgery, you visit Brandywine Vision Associates, P.C., for your follow-up care. Dr. DeAngelis can help you recover from surgery and maximize your newly sharp vision.
In most cases, you won’t need glasses or contact lenses after laser surgery. But, most people develop presbyopia (age-related near vision decrease) at around age 40. So, you most likely need reading glasses for computer work, reading, and other close-up tasks.
To book your LASIK surgery consultation, call Brandywine Vision Associates, P.C., or click on the provided scheduling link now.