Meet the choreographer
That’s me! Your surgeon.
Now that we know you’re suitable and have collected all the information we need, I want to review it with you and talk you through the routine.
In general, a consultation with me takes 20 to 30 minutes. I think it’s really important that we get to know each other and talk about any thoughts and feelings you may have so we can ensure your expectations are met.
After that, I’ll explain everything you need to know about the procedure. We can discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure, and you can ask me any questions that you have.
We think it’s important that you relax and unwind before your treatment. After all, you’ve probably taken the day off work so you may as well treat it like a holiday.
The nurses will show you to your very own private room complete with ensuite and comfortable furnishings. While you’re here, the nurses will check your blood pressure and ensure you’re feeling comfortable and happy.
After that, I’ll pop in to see you. I’ll make sure you’re feeling confident about the treatment and we’ll complete the consent process. You can ask me any further questions and I’ll address any of your concerns.
The next step is very important, we’re going to give you some sedation. Our nurses will give you a small tablet to take. It will take 20 minutes for dissipation to work after which you’re going to start feeling even more relaxed.
The main event
We’re off to the theatre! Accept, for this production, you don’t need to wear your glad rags. The cosy comfies will do just fine.
Unfortunately, in this theatre, you won’t find the likes of Billy Elliot or The Lion King. You will, however, find the latest VisuMax and Zeiss excimer lasers. We use these to perform LASIK, LASEK and SMILE.
I warn you now, this will probably be the quickest performance you’ve ever endured. In just 10 minutes, we have prepared you for treatment, administered anaesthetic eye drops and corrected your vision in both eyes. The time that the laser is working for is no longer than 30 seconds. Yes, it’s very quick. Most of my patients are quite shocked when I tell them it’s over.
Relish in the glory
*Round of applause* You’ve breezed through the main event and now it’s time to kick back and relax. Everything went perfectly and your eyes are instantly more in focus, but your vision may be quite foggy – for now.
The first thing that we do after your surgery is we examine your eyes with a machine, to make sure everything is the way it’s meant to be and I’m happy with your treatment.
Next, we bring you into one of our recovery rooms where we check your blood pressure, make sure you’re feeling okay. And then five to 10 minutes after the treatment, if you’re feeling good, you’re free to leave.
Well, that’s your vision correction pathway from beginning to end. Your assessment takes two hours to perform comprehensively. The surgery itself, you’re going to be here in the hospital with us for between one and two hours.
Thank you for visiting. If you’re interested in coming for a free complimentary vision assessment appointment, then please do feel free to contact us.