At this first stage the provider begins to understand what the patient hopes to achieve from refractive / laser eye surgery and performs some preliminary tests. The results of these tests allow the Clinician to assess the patients suitability for a refractive surgical procedure.
The patient then sees a Specialist Clinician. The Clinician then analyse the results of the tests carried out at the consultation and working within the parameters for suitability for the surgery, will make a decision as to whether that patient will be a suitable person for surgery. It is then the patients choice whether or not to proceed.
Patient Does Not Proceed
The patient may elect not to proceed with the refractive / laser eye surgery treatment, or may be an unsuitable candidate clinically. The patient is then referred back to your care for the dispensing of up-to-date glasses or contact lenses and for all their routine check ups.
Patient Proceeds With
The refractive / laser eye procedure is carried out to treat the patients personal prescription. With laser vision correction the procedure is over within minutes. The patient spends a short time recovering in the clinic and is then discharged with their after care medications the same day, to recover at home.
The patient's aftercare is tailored to their surgery and individual requirements. A Specialist Clinician will regularly monitor the patients recovery and support them on the post-operative journey to ensure they get the best possible outcome. This dedication and on-going support ensures the patient is managed, well after the treatment.
Once discharged from their refractive / laser eye surgery provider aftercare, patients are referred back into your continued care and management, for subsequent eye tests & long-term ophthalmic services. The patient you referred, was treated and cared for post-operatively, is now back in your clinic as a happy, still spending... and loyal patient.