Refractive Surgery Process
At the Eye Institute, a fellowship-trained cornea specialist personally handles all your medical care. We emphasize rigorous preparation and meticulous follow-up.
The Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute hosts a free seminar once a month for people who are interested in learning more about LASIK. At the seminar, an experienced LASIK surgeon will personally give you a step-by-step explanation of the process, from your first evaluation to your last follow-up. You’ll learn the benefits of LASIK surgery and whether the surgery is right for you. Emphasis is on developing realistic expectations. You will have an opportunity to ask all your questions about LASIK and get the chance to talk to the surgeon one-on-one. One goal of the seminar is to help you develop a good idea of whether you are a candidate for LASIK, which means you will need to bring a recent corrective lens prescription or your current pair of glasses. To find out upcoming seminar dates or to reserve your place at the Eye Institute’s next free LASIK introductory seminar, call 414-456-LASIK (5274).
Next is an in-depth pre-operative exam. During this thorough two-hour evaluation, your surgeon will take extensive measurements of your eyes and determine whether LASIK is right for you.
You will meet with our LASIK assistant to schedule your surgery. The same contact person will follow you through the process — taking care of your scheduling and billing needs, as well as answering your questions along the way.
You will return to the Eye Institute for a post-operative exam one day after surgery, one week after surgery and three months after surgery. Your surgeon will personally see you for each post-op appointment.