Vision Correction With Avant: Your Step-by-Step Guide
Ayla Brown, runner up on American Idol, takes us through her LASIK consultation!
LASIK Eye Treatment Steps
Having your free LASIK consultation at Avant LASIK Spa is your first step towards having LASIK. Through your experience you will find that we are dedicated to 100% patient satisfaction every step of the way. We pride ourselves not only on the results we achieve but on unsurpassed patient care. This guide will explain what to expect during your consultation to help make your entire experience comfortable and overall successful!
STEP 1: PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL
Please plan to be with us for about two hours during your initial consultation. We also ask that you remove your contact lenses as instructed to you by our counselors. Contact lenses can change the shape of your eye, affecting the accuracy of the measurements we take during your exam. Soft contacts should be removed for a minimum of three (3) days prior, toric or overnight lenses a minimum of seven (7) days and gas permeable a minimum of two (2) weeks.
STEP 2: WELCOME TO AVANT LASIK SPA
As you enter our clinic in Boston you will find comfort in our spa-like surroundings and with the smiling face waiting to greet you at our
front desk. Next you will take a seat in our relaxing reception area,
but don’t get too comfortable, we promise short wait times for
STEP 3: VISION TESTING & ASSESSMENT
Next, your personal Technician will greet you and take you back to begin our 12-point extensive testing:
✓ Pentacam ✓ WaveScan
✓ Visual field test ✓ Dominant eye test
✓ Medical and eye health history review
✓ Schirmer’s test ✓ Prescription check
✓ Pupilometer ✓ Pachymetry test
STEP 4: MEET AN AVANT LASIK SPA DOCTOR
One of the Avant LASIK Spa doctors will then complete your testing:
✓ Visual acuity ✓ Corneal health
✓ Dilated exam
After reviewing your measurements and tests, your Avant doctor will discuss your candidacy and recommend the best treatment option for you. We will also discuss the risks and potential side effects and will take the time to answer all of
your questions about the results of your tests and your plan recommendation.
STEP 5: TOUR OUR FACILITY
We will next take you on our tour of our state-of-the-art center including our pre and post-operative areas, our climate-controlled laser suite, and the surgery viewing area so you are comfortable with what you can expect on the day of your procedure.
STEP 6: DISCUSS YOUR OPTIONS
Your personal Avant LASIK Spa counselor will review your LASIK or PRK treatment plan and answer any remaining questions you may have. We will discuss your plan options and determine the best fit for you. Next we will review our financing and payment options and schedule your procedure for a time convenient for you!
STEP 7: ON YOUR WAY TO BETTER VISION
Congratulations! You now have the date that can change your life! You will receive a written list of instructions for your procedure day and any drops you may need prior to the procedure. You’ll need to arrange a ride home on the day of your LASIK procedure, and also schedule your appointment for the day after your treatment.