During your iLASIK® procedure pre-operative ("pre-op") exam, your doctor will perform a comprehensive eye exam to evaluate whether you are a good candidate for the iLASIK® procedure.
An important component of this exam is a thorough review of your medical history. Bring a list of all medications (including supplements and over-the-counter products) to your exam so your eye doctor can advise you whether any of these products could pose a problem.
Additional testing called a wavefront eye map is performed during an iLASIK® pre-op exam. This is a sophisticated evaluation of the optics of your eye that determines the type and amount of LOAs/HOAs present. HOAs are subtle, irregular optical imperfections that can affect the quality of your vision and cannot be corrected with eyeglasses but can be minimized with the iLASIK® procedure to give you sharper vision.
Also, care will be taken to determine the exact amount of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism you have and to make sure your eyeglass prescription has not changed significantly within previous year.
Your cornea (the clear front surface of your eye) will be thoroughly examined to ensure it is healthy, has a normal shape and is thick enough for the iLASIK® procedure.
Additional testing will be done to make sure you have a healthy tear layer on the surface of your eyes and that there are no signs of a dry eye condition that could affect your visual outcome and the healing of your eyes after the procedure.
The comprehensive eye exam includes dilation of your pupil to thoroughly evaluate the health of your eyes.
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