Preparing for Surgery
Associate Ophthalmologists is committed to providing the highest quality patient care. That care starts the minute you enter our office. We feel strongly that your surgeon should know you and your eyes well before the actual surgery date. To that end, at Associate Ophthalmologists, either Dr. Rudick or Dr. Shepps will perform both your pre-operative and follow-up care themselves. A lasik procedure is more than just the actual surgery.
We think of it as 3 steps:
• Pre-operative care
• Follow-up care
In order to get the best result possible, Dr Rudick or Dr. Shepps will personally perform your pre-operative evaluation. This evaluation will include a thorough discussion of the procedure your vision needs, and possible treatment options. Since Dr. Rudick or Dr. Shepps will personally perform the surgery, they feel it is of the utmost importance that he alone performs the measurements required for surgery. If you are a candidate for surgery a second measurement called a dilated exam is then performed. This second measurement can be taken the same day as your initial consultation, but a few things should be noted:
Soft contact lens wearers must leave their lenses out for at least one week and hard lens or RGP wearers a minimum of one month for ever decade of use. If you have not left your lenses out for the required amount of time, a dilated exam will have to be scheduled at a later date.