1. Referral from your optometrist or GP
If you think you might have cataracts, the first step is to visit your optometrist or GP for a health exam of the eyes and to have a referral sent to VICTORIA EYE. This allows your appointment with the surgeon to be covered under MSP.
2. Free Consultation at VICTORIA EYE
During a free consultation our technicians will perform your first set of measurements using a number of instruments. One of our counsellors will then discuss lens and surgery options before scheduling an exam with the surgeon.
3. Consult with your surgeon
During this appointment you will meet with your surgeon who will do a full ocular exam and determine if cataract surgery is necessary. At this time any remaining questions or concerns may be addressed and surgery booked.
4. Repeat measurements prior to surgery
In many cases a repeat set of measurements will be done to ensure the surgeon has all the information they need in order to provide you with the best possible outcome post-surgery.
5. Surgery appointment
Although the surgery is very quick, patients should plan to be in the office or hospital for about 2 hours on the day of their procedure. A driver is required for afterwards and patients should plan to rest for the remainder of the day.
6. Post operative appointments at VICTORIA EYE
Each patient will have a follow up appointment at VICTORIA EYE on the day of surgery or the day after surgery as well as an appointment about 2 weeks post-surgery.
Contact lens wearers are required to remove their contact lenses minimum 1 week prior to the procedure. Contact lenses temporarily change the natural shape of your cornea. In order to obtain accurate measurements of your eye it is important to remove your contact lenses prior to the surgery appointment.
Soft contact lenses should be removed 7 days prior to your procedure at VICTORIA EYE.
Toric contact lenses should be removed 2 weeks prior to your procedure at VICTORIA EYE.
Hard contact lenses should be removed 4 weeks prior with an additional week for every decade worn.
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