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Are there any special requirements for getting ready for eye testing?
No special requirements, please just follow few rules:
Please avoid use of alcohol the day before the tests.
Women are advised to avoid use of decorative cosmetics on the day of testing. If you wear soft contact lenses you can remove them in the clinic just before the checks, hard lenses should be removed 2 weeks before the testing day. You should carry on you an ID. If you have results of previous examinations please bring them along to show to the doctor during consultation.
I have had strabismus from my childhood, now I am 22. They say a surgery cannot restore vision, why to go for it then?
Strabismus treatment is a complex and long process, and it is best managed when started early. If the problem has not been attended in childhood, it may lead to functional vision acuity deterioration of the affected eye called amblyopia. With strabismus images seen by the eyes are very different, and the brain for the sake of visual chaos protection blocks images from the squinted eye. Vision on the eye can be lost forether. Modern conservative and surgical procedures allow to correct strabismus in most cases, however the final outcome forecast can be obtained only after a comprehensive vision testing. Binocular vision (when images from both eyes are merged by brain into integrated image) is restored mainly by apparatus assisted exercises, special training and complex vision stimulation. Indeed strabismus surgery is first of all a cosmetic procedure as in most cases it cannot restore binocular vision. But sometimes it is rather important for professional and private success.
I plan a pregnancy soon. Should I go for a laser correction now (-5) or wait and have it after giving birth?
Laser correction does not affect pregnancy or giving birth at all. Thousands who had a correction performed at EXCIMER Clinics have already become mothers or plan pregnancies. Long-term research results based on dynamic observation of patients we can make a statement that after a laser correction one can experience pregnancy and giving birth without any concern about own health and the baby’s health. It is best to plan pregnancy 6 months after the correction.
However we have to mention that women having problems with eye retina may have problems when carrying or giving birth. In a few cases retinal conditions may become indications for a Caesarean. Therefore when planning a pregnancy it is advisable to see a retinologist for a consultation.