Kennewick Vision Care Improves Success

Kennewick Vision Care performs multiple services to enhance your chance for a healthy surgical outcome

Education

Individualized, in-depth consultation about laser vision correction (LVC) and other vision correction alternatives.

Pre-Procedure testing and evaluation

  • Collect and carefully review your eye and medical history
  • Repeated refractions over time confirm corneal and prescription stability
  • Cycloplegic refraction to ensure no “hidden” changes exist
  • Slit-lamp exam, which highly magnifies the cornea, enabling us to carefully screen for surface irregularities or problems
  • Complete dilated eye health exam to evaluate comprehensive eye health and identify current or early conditions
  • Pachymetry to determine corneal thickness
  • Topography to map corneal surface and determine its exact shape and contour
  • Pupil size evaluation in regular and low-light situations
  • Baseline tear function and dry eye testing

Refractive surgeon referral assistance

  • Kennewick Vision Care can provide you with a list of recommended surgeons.
  • Not every provider can produce exceptional results. Refractive surgery is a highly technical procedure, dependent on the skill and experience of the surgeon.
  • As with any surgical procedure, we recommend selecting a surgeon who does this procedure almost daily and dedicates a significant portion of their time and practice to LVC. We prefer surgeons who have proven skill and expertise, as well as have invested in the best technologies to deliver outstanding clinical outcomes.
  • Kennewick Vision Care provides the surgeon with your eye history, test results and target prescription.

Post-Op follow-up

Post operative follow-up visits are critical to achieve an optimal LVC experience. Kennewick Vision Care performs the following essential services:

  • Monitors corneal healing by recognizing and managing expected or abnormal post-surgical changes
  • Evaluates early signs of corneal infection and flap complications, which can lead to sight-threatening problems
  • Manages recovery of the cornea and ensures that it is properly lubricated until optimal tear function returns
  • Provides prescription lenses for reading or night driving or any condition not fully treated by LVC

Annual visits

Following LVC, annual exams are a crucial to maintain your overall eye health.

  • LVC does not lower the incidence of cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration or other eye diseases.
  • Unfortunately, most eye diseases don’t affect sight until the end stages. It is important for patients who have enjoyed excellent vision following LVC to have regular eye health examinations.
  • Kennewick Vision Care is in the best position to provide your ongoing care based on our established relationship and our knowledge of your eyes and health conditions prior to LVC.