If you need to find an excellent optometrist who can provide you with many different eye tests, including pachymetry, you should visit us at Eye Town. Our top-notch optometrist and eye specialist is Dr. David R. Albrecht; he is able to provide Cedar City UT pachymetry eye testing for you.
Corneal Cedar City UT pachymetry is a way of measuring the precise thickness of your cornea. This is done with a pachymeter. A pachymeter is a medical device that can easily measure the thickness of your cornea. There are several reasons why the thickness of your cornea may need to be measured. This is of particular importance during pre-LASIK exams and for keratoconus screening. In addition, Pachymetry is helpful when screening patients who are having their eyes examined for possible glaucoma development. This is a fast test, which will not cause our patients to feel any type of pain. Our eye doctor can also use this test to determine if your cornea is experiencing any swelling from wearing contact lenses, or from other causes. If you are thinking about having LASIK surgery so that you will no longer need to wear prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses, you will need to have a pre-LASIK exam to make sure you are a good candidate for the procedure. Part of this exam is having the thickness of your cornea measured. During LASIK surgery, a tiny flap is made in your cornea through which the laser operation is performed. If your cornea is not thick enough for this procedure, you will not be able to have LASIK surgery. If you are a good candidate for LASIK surgery, the surgery will be extremely safe and helpful. However, if a patient is a poor candidate for LASIK, the surgery may not provide the needed vision correction, or the surgery can even make a patient’s vision worse. For these reasons it is important that patients have a pre-LASIK exam at our optometry practice, which includes eye testing with a pachymeter.
For an appointment to see our eye doctor for Cedar City UT pachymetry testing, contact us today.