For many people, laser eye surgery can be a big step towards improving the quality of their lives. Visions of Washington wants to empower you with the knowledge you need to take that step.
Our experienced eye doctors are here to talk you through the surgery process; offering honest advice and taking the time to answer your questions.
What to Expect From Your Consultation
Before we refer you to an experienced ophthalmologist for surgery, we’ll help you make absolutely certain that laser eye surgery is the right choice for you. We will perform a thorough assessment of your eye health and discuss all of your options with you.
Be prepared to answer some questions about your medical history, your current hobbies, and what sort of visual expectations you have of surgery. This is also a great opportunity to ask any questions you might have. Finally, we’ll take highly detailed measurements of your eyes, which will help inform the ophthalmologist how much correction is necessary.
Once both you and your optometrist are satisfied that laser eye surgery is the right choice for you, we’ll refer you to an ophthalmologist to do the procedure.
Common Laser Eye Surgeries
Punctual PlugsYour eyelids come equipped with drainage ducts in both the upper and lower lids. Punctal plugs are very small devices that are inserted into the drainage ducts, allowing your tears to stay on the eye’s surface longer. Read more about punctal plugs.
Medicated Eye DropsWhile over-the-counter eye drops (sometimes called artificial tears) can offer temporary relief from dry eye symptoms, medicated eye drops like Restasis are designed to provide a long-term solution. These drops stimulate your body’s natural tear production, increasing tear volume. Read more about Restasis.
LacrisertLacrisert is a very small tablet that’s placed under the lower eyelid of each eye, daily. The tablet slowly dissolves throughout the day, stabilizing your natural tear film and lubricating your eyes. This medication comes with an applicator to facilitate easier insertion. Read more about Lacrisert.