In addition to your mandatory 1 day post-op appointment, you will need a 1 to 2 week, and a 2-month appointment following LASIK. For PRK patients there are post-operative appointments at day one, 5 to 6 days after surgery, 4 weeks after surgery, 10-12 weeks after surgery, and sometimes at 6 months after surgery. Ideally you will come back to one of our clinics for your appointments, as they are included in the cost of your surgery. If it is not convenient for you to return to our clinic for these visits we will be happy to refer you to an optometrist in your area. The cost for those exams at another centre, however, are not covered by Coal Harbour Eye Centre.
A certified optometrist or ophthalmologist is trained in providing post operative treatment for you. If you are from out of town, we will provide you with an operative report, a letter outlining our needs to your eye care professional, and a post-operative evaluation form. Your co-managing optometrist will fax us your post-operative reports so we can monitor your progress. Should your doctor have any questions or concerns about your recovery, our medical staff is available to assist.
Fees for post-operative care outside our clinic are payable by the patient to their eye care professional. Fees can vary from doctor to doctor, so we suggest you locate and schedule your appointments with a doctor prior to coming in on your surgery day. If you are unable to locate a doctor in your area, we would be happy to refer you to one. Please note that our clinic will request the name and address of your co-managing doctor on the day of surgery.