LASIK Patient Information

What to Expect at Your LASIK Evaluation Exam

Your appointment will take approximately 1½ hrs. The doctor will determine your refractive error and will conduct tests to determine:

  1. Thickness and curvature of the cornea
  2. Intraocular pressure
  3. Pupil size in dim light


Your doctor will also conduct a dilated retinal exam.

Contact Lens Policy

Soft contact lenses cannot be worn for 1 week prior to your LASIK exam, and gas perm (hard) lenses cannot be worn at least 4 weeks prior to the exam. This is necessary to get the most accurate measurements during the exam.

Pupil Dilation

Pupil dilation will cause your eyes to be light sensitive, and your vision blurry. Dilation can last 12 to 36 hours, but may vary from patient to patient. For this reason, we recommend to have someone drive you home, and make accommodations to your work schedule.

Video and Downloadable Forms

For your convenience, you can view the video that discusses refractive surgery and print or view the forms that we will ask you to fill out at the time of the exam. Because of the dilation you may want to do this prior to the exam, because your vision will be blurry because of the dilation.