Laser diopter correction is a method used in the world for more than 28 years through which diopters are permanently removed in a fast, painless and safe way. It is one of the most modern interventions today, but do you really know what the steps are that lead you to life without optical aids?
First step – Laser diopter correction examination
We often say that the laser diopter correction examination is a kind of systematic examination of your eye because every part of the eye is analyzed. Why is that important? The candidate for this intervention must have a healthy eye. A healthy eye means an eye whose background does not have certain abnormalities or diseases that can lead to vision complications after the intervention. Diopters and cylinders, on the other hand, belong to the group of refractive errors that are corrected by laser and are not considered eye diseases. Therefore, laser correction is included in the group of aesthetic interventions.
Before the examination, it is very important to rest from wearing contact lenses for a while to “rest” the cornea of the eye from the lens. To manifest the real cylinder or the shape of the cornea without the pressure from the lens.
The examination lasts from an hour to an hour and a half and consists of:
- Completing a questionnaire about your general health;
- Mandatory reading of general information about laser intervention;
- Check diopters, visual acuity and intraocular pressure;
- Pentacam imaging (3D analysis of the eye is done to detect certain eye abnormalities for which no symptoms have been seen yet);
- Dilation of the pupils with drops for checking the fundus and objective diopters.
- Talk to the team about anything that interests you.
Once we have completed all analyzes, we check if you meet all the criteria and make a decision which diopter removal solution is most suitable for you.
Second step – Intervention
On the day of the intervention, it is obligatory to bring with you a good mood, sunglasses, to have a good breakfast and to sleep soundly.
The intervention itself lasts only 5 minutes for each eye, while the preoperative preparation lasts about 20 minutes. First, we re-check you to make sure there is no change that might affect the intervention and talk to you about each step. Once we are sure that you are ready for what is to come, we instill local anesthesia in the form of drops and take you to the operating room.
Sounds scary, right? But there is nothing to worry about. You do not feel pain due to the local anesthesia, and we talk during the intervention. Everything happens so fast that you will have the impression that while you are lying down, you should get up. After the intervention, we take you to the office where you are welcomed by your escort and the responsible nurse who explains in detail the postoperative treatment and sends you home with only sunglasses.
Step # 3- Discovering Your Purpose There is no such thing as a “new beginning” for you
The next day is the first control, while after a few days you have the next mandatory control. These examinations are used to monitor the stabilization of your vision and the healing of the corneal flap. Normal reactions after the intervention are slightly blurred vision, tingling, a feeling of sand and itching. These symptoms disappear in a short period of time, and the drops that you put on help to moisturize the eye and reduce the mentioned symptoms. Restrictions after surgery are temporary, do not last long. In any case, your profession and lifestyle are very important. Sports activities are generally allowed after the second week, and make-up after the third. We are also available 24/7 for any consultation you need after the intervention.
Laser diopter correction gives you the opportunity to no longer have vision problems, not to be upset because your lens is lost or in the morning you cannot find your glasses. It allows you to simplify your life and have a fresh start in life without optical aids.
The ophthalmologist reserves the right to suggest another type of examination and / or diagnosis depending on the established condition of the examination.