What happens during the initial consultation for SMILE at Clearview Eye and Laser Medical Center?

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During your complimentary consultation, we will examine and measure your eyes. We will:

  • Check the overall health of your eyes.
  • Test your vision, measure your current glasses and measure your glass prescription to make sure that your vision is stable. We want to ensure that your vision has not changed as well as measure how high your nearsightedness is and the amount of your astigmatism. These must fall into certain parameters to be a good candidate.
  • Check for other eye problems that could affect your surgery and recovery or that aSMILE procedure could worsen.
  • We will also easure and take a topographic map of the front surface of your eye known as the cornea. We will check the thickness of your cornea and take precise measurements of the cornea's inner and outer surface. These measurements are necessary for the software programs that the laser uses during your surgery to reshape your cornea.
  • Measure your pupil size.

Additionally, we will discuss your general health, any chronic health issues, the health of your eyes, any history of eye surgery or issues, your lifestyle and your goals and expectations. Then we will determine if SMILE laser vision correction is the best procedure for you to achieve the best possible vision for your eyes and lifestyle.

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