What to Expect on the Day

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What should I expect at the Binetter Eye Centre?

Having an eye examination or procedure makes most people aprehensive, at the Binetter Eye Centre we take care to deliver a warm and calm experience.

 

Following are the steps you can expect when you visit our centre.

What should I expect in my assessment?

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1. ASSESSMENT

BEFORE YOU’RE READY FOR A PROCEDURE WE WILL ASSESS YOUR SUITABILITY. THESE TESTS ARE CARRIED OUT IN THE PRACTICE BY OUR OWN MEDICAL TEAM. THEY INCLUDE:

Refraction determines the refractive error in your eyes. Lensometry measures the strength of your glasses. Visual acuity is to understand how far down the eye chart you can read with your glasses. Pachymetry measures the thickness of your cornea.

Topography generates maps of the cornea to provide a contour plan of the front & back surfaces of the cornea. Biometry measures axial length, curvature and chamber depths of your eye. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) provides detailed images of the retina.

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2. CONSULTATION

FOLLOWING YOUR TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT, YOU WILL MEET WITH YOUR SURGEON DR RON BINETTER WHO WILL:

Assess your suitibility for laser eye surgery, taking into account your diagnostics test results and your individual visual needs.

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3. BOOKING

Following the consultation, if you are ready proceed with laser eye surgery, we will work with you to find a suitable time.

What should I expect in my procedure?

When you arrive at The Binetter Eye Centre for your procedure, you will be greeted at reception and offered a mild oral sedative to help you relax. This often helps in what might be an unfamiliar &/or stressful situation for you.

Your nurse will then take you through to the theatre and prepare you for your procedure, explaining the steps as they go.

Then, you will see the surgeon with whom you consulted and the procedure can commence.

Your surgeon will talk you through the procedure as it is being carried out from beginning to end.

What can I expect after my procedure is complete?

Once your procedure has been completed, post-procedure care will be given.

A few lifestyle changes are necessary during your recovery:

  • You must not drive yourself home
  • You should have a restful day and evening after your surgery
  • Avoid soap and water around the eyes for one day after the procedure
  • Eye makeup must not be applied for one month
  • Do not rub or press on your eyes for one month
  • Do not swim for two weeks and avoid contact sports for one month
  • If you have further questions during this time, please contact us.

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