Eye Surgery Co-Management
Getting the top level of care for your eyes is crucial to keeping your vision at its best. Eye care makes it easier for your vision to be restored and to be fitted with the right pair of glasses or contacts. Another important aspect of eye care is eye surgery. Although we are an optometry staff, our team at Vision i Care provides eye surgery co-management with professional ophthalmologists in and around the Pasadena area.
Difference Between Optometry and Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologists and optometrists both play an essential role in providing the quality eye care you need. Ophthalmologists and optometrists are both professionals that can help patients examine and treat their vision. However, an ophthalmologist has received specialized training that qualifies them as a surgical professional. If you need eye surgery, our team can co-manage your procedure with an ophthalmologist by providing pre and post-operative care.
Before surgery, we will meet with you to ensure the best possible outcome for your procedure. Let us know if you are currently on any medication or if there are certain medicines that you are allergic to. We can work with you to figure out when you should stop taking blood thinners and certain painkillers that have been reported to alter surgery results. You may be required to start taking antibiotic drops before the procedure to reduce the chances of an infection. Our eye doctor will conduct an eye exam and other tests before the surgery to ascertain that everything is fine.
We will monitor you for some time after your surgery before being discharged. Our optometrist will discuss with you any possible side effects due to the procedure and recommend appropriate medication for pain relief and lifestyle changes till you recover. After your surgery, we recommend several post-operation appointments. The first appointment will take place a few days after your initial surgery. The others are over the following weeks. These are essential appointments since we want to ensure that your eyes are healing correctly. Be sure to follow the directions in our post-op surgery instructions and tell our eye doctor about any problems you are experiencing.
Contact Us for Eye Care from Our Optometrist in Pasadena
Our team at Vision i Care is here to help your vision. Whether it is for an annual exam or because of a more serious issue, our team is here to provide you with the eye care you need. Eye surgery can be scary, but we can assure that you will get the best quality of eye care at our Pasadena locations. Contact us today to find out how our team can help.