If you read the newspaper or surf the web on over to sites geared toward ocular health, you will find plenty of information about refractive surgery. This surgery has been in the news in recent years as it is a corrective procedure that optometrists sometimes view differently. Though there are some disadvantages to refractive surgery, the advantages far outweigh the drawbacks. We will gauge whether you are a refractive surgery candidate and provide co-management through our optometrist along with the oversight of a refractive surgeon.
In the context of refractive surgery, co-management means an optometrist outside of the patient’s treating practice is empowered to meet with him or her preoperatively, meaning before your refractive surgery operation and also post-operatively. This is an important progression in the right direction as co-management through independent eye doctors was not historically acceptable unless certain conditions were met. The alteration has made it that much easier for patients to meet with the right optometrists, helping to set the stage for upcoming refractive surgery operations and also move forward as smoothly as possible after those operations are performed. If you have any questions about refractive surgery co-management, do not hesitate to give us a call for more information. You can reach our office by phone at (925) 463-3530 (Pleasanton Office) or (510) 792-6842 (Newark Office).