Laser Eye Surgery

TLC Laser Eye Centers

Pre-operative assessments

In order to assess if you are good candidate for laser surgery, your eyes must be assessed with a structured examination. Besides a complete medical history and comprehensive eye exam, several tests are performed to determine your candidacy. These include:

  • Dry eye testing
  • Contrast sensitivity testing
  • Pupil testing
  • Pachymetry
  • Keratometry
  • Corneal topography
  • Wavefront analysis


Pachymetry measures the corneal thickness to ensure that the patient has the correct corneal thickness. Patients with thin corneas are at a high risk for ectasia (bulging of the cornea) after laser surgery.

Post-operative visits

Post-operative visits occur after surgery at one month, three months, six months and one year. You may also see the doctor a few days after surgery. The care you receive depends upon the type of laser surgery you have undergone. To prevent eye inflammation and infection, we may prescribe anti-inflammatory or antibiotic eye drops.