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What diagnostic tests will you perform?

Even if you get your eyes checked every year, a LASIK surgeon will require an additional examination in her office. This examination, at minimum, should include a basic vision check, a <a href=”http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003844.htm” target=”_blank”>refraction test</a>, a <a href=”http://vision.about.com/od/eyeexamequipment/g/Pachymetry.htm” target=”_blank”>pachymetry test</a>, <a href=”http://www.pennmedicine.org/ophth/services/tests.html#ctop” target=”_blank”>corneal topography</a> and a <a href=”http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/slit-lamp-examination” target=”_blank”>slit lamp exam</a>. If any of these tests are not performed, ask the physician why this is the case. Corneal pachymetry and topography are essential tests for a successful LASIK outcome. The doctor might also perform a <a href=”http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003501.htm” target=”_blank”>Schirmer’s test</a> and a <a href=”http://www.nei.nih.gov/healthyeyes/eyeexam.asp” target=”_blank”>dilated exam</a>.