Optometrist shared care refractive surgery

1 March 2013
Volume 14, Issue 1

The optometrist is in an ideal position to provide impartial information regarding refractive surgery.

Introduction

Refractive surgery as a vision correction option for ammetropia and presbyopia is widely available and increasing competition between clinics has made this an affordable option for many. Advances in the field of both laser and non-laser treatments now mean that refractive surgery may be a viable option for an even greater range of patients. In the pursuit of spectacle-free wear, patients may well contact a clinic directly, but it is likely that they will seek an opinion from a trusted optometrist before doing so.

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