A thorough evaluation is necessary to determine which, if any procedure is right for you. You must be at least 18 years old and have a stable glasses or contact lens prescription for at least one-year. Our goal is to provide you with the most information and technology available to allow you to make an informed decision that you are comfortable with. There has never been a time when there are so many options available to correct a wide variety of vision problems. LASIK is NOT the only way to correct vision. The North Dakota Eye Clinic is proud to offer a range of procedures unparalleled in North Dakota.
Because contact lenses may affect the shape of your cornea and alter the results of your examination, we ask that you remove them prior to the consultation. Regular soft contacts should not be worn for one week prior to the exam. Soft toric (astigmatism) contacts should be out for two weeks. Hard or gas-permeable contacts should be out for at least four weeks.
This will be one of the most thorough eye exams you will ever have so please allow at least 90 minutes for the exam. We will start with a complete eye and general medical history, complete examination of eye health, precise map of your corneas, and evaluation of your corrective prescription. We use dilating drops to allow for maximum evaluation of your eyes. Some patients are bothered by blurred vision by this, so you may want to ask a friend to drive you home from your evaluation.
There will be an extensive discussion regarding the procedures available to you, as well as benefits and possible complications. We want all of your questions answered. If you decide on a procedure, payment will be expected by the day of the procedure. Financing options are available, and all major credit cards are accepted.
If there aren’t any options that are right for you, consider the exam a real value. You will have had an excellent and thorough eye exam. A prescription for glasses will be given to you. For a small fee a contact lens prescription may also be given.