One of the most important parts of your journey in getting rid of your glasses or contact lenses will occur when you visit a laser eye clinic for the first time. You will get a good idea of the level of attention to detail the clinic provides and how comfortable you will feel having treatment in that particular clinic.
At Focus, the consultation is a chance not only to assess you thoroughly to see if you are a suitable candidate but also an opportunity for you to get to know some of the team, familiarise yourself with our facilities and most importantly feel welcome, safe and relaxed.
Before your consultation at our London clinic you will speak to one of our patient care co-ordinators who will run through a series of medical questions to make sure you are a possible candidate for correction. This is often an opportunity for us to answer any questions you may have about Focus or surgery for glasses or contact lenses in general, and we’re always happy to help. We may at this point provide a basic price quotation and then arrange a time for you to come and meet us. We’ll send out some forms in the post which you should complete and bring along.
Your Consultation Appointment
On the day of your consultation you’ll meet our clinic co-ordinator who will take your forms and your previous prescription details. You can then relax, grab a freshly brewed cappuccino or cold drink before being escorted by one of our technicians to the scanning room. Here we take precise measurements of your eyes – the results are analysed by our computer systems to provide an incredibly accurate map of each of your eyes. After the scanning is complete you’ll be escorted back to the patient lounge.
Next, you’ll meet with one of our optometrists who will conduct the main part of your initial consultation. This involves a thorough eye examination, followed by an in-depth discussion regarding the health of your eyes, your suitability for surgery and what can be expected during and after treatment. Typically a consultation may last a couple of hours.
After your consultation you will have gained much more of an insight into LASIK and correction in general, and what the benefits of having your treatment at Focus can be. If you like what you have seen and heard, and have passed our risk-reduction screening process, you will be ready to take the next step.
At any time you can call the clinic to ask more questions or remind yourself of something you may have forgotten during your time spent at the consultation. You can of course use our website as a resource for further information.