Having an eye examination or procedure makes most people aprehensive, at the Binetter Eye Centre we take care to deliver a warm and calm experience.
Following are the steps you can expect when you visit our centre.
There are really three steps. The first is the complete and thorough evaluation of the eye before we do anything. The second is using very experienced staff and very highly technical equipment to perform the treatment. Thirdly, there’s monitoring of the eye after treatment to be sure that everything goes exactly as we anticipate it should.
The first step of the Lasik procedure, and this is critical, is making the correct diagnosis and analysis of the eye to see whether Lasik is suitable for you in the first place. There are very sophisticated tests that we do to see how strong the eye is to tolerate Lasik and to assess if Lasik is a good option for you. We have the latest technology. We have, if you will, the Rolls-Royce of Lasik units which all together creates the most accurate and the safest Lasik procedure. So you can be in and out of the laser room in under 15 minutes for each eye.
The wonderful thing about the Lasik procedure is the minimal downtime and the almost immediate results. When I see someone the day after Lasik, it’s almost always the same sentiment, the same impression they have and then there comes that morning when they wake up after the Lasik treatment. Their brain still thinks that they have trouble seeing. They open their eyes and they can see. And for a moment a second or two their brain is saying, “Wait a minute how come I can see? What happened to me?” And then suddenly they wake up enough and they say to themselves, ” Oh, yeah, I had Lasik yesterday.”
BEFORE YOU’RE READY FOR A PROCEDURE WE WILL ASSESS YOUR SUITABILITY. THESE TESTS ARE CARRIED OUT IN THE PRACTICE BY OUR OWN MEDICAL TEAM. THEY INCLUDE:
Refraction determines the refractive error in your eyes. Lensometry measures the strength of your glasses. Visual acuity is to understand how far down the eye chart you can read with your glasses. Pachymetry measures the thickness of your cornea.
Topography generates maps of the cornea to provide a contour plan of the front & back surfaces of the cornea. Biometry measures axial length, curvature and chamber depths of your eye. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) provides detailed images of the retina.
FOLLOWING YOUR TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT, YOU WILL MEET WITH YOUR SURGEON DR RON BINETTER WHO WILL:
Assess your suitibility for laser eye surgery, taking into account your diagnostics test results and your individual visual needs.
Following the consultation, if you are ready proceed with laser eye surgery, we will work with you to find a suitable time.
When you arrive at The Binetter Eye Centre for your procedure, you will be greeted at reception and offered a mild oral sedative to help you relax. This often helps in what might be an unfamiliar &/or stressful situation for you.
Your nurse will then take you through to the theatre and prepare you for your procedure, explaining the steps as they go.
Then, you will see the surgeon with whom you consulted and the procedure can commence.
Your surgeon will talk you through the procedure as it is being carried out from beginning to end.
Once your procedure has been completed, post-procedure care will be given.
A few lifestyle changes are necessary during your recovery: