Loveland Optometrist Dr. Ken Van Amerongen Offers Eye Surgery Co-Management for Lasik Procedures
Loveland, CO – Dr. Ken Van Amerongen, local optometrist in Loveland, is now offering co-management with local eye surgeons for patients who undergo Lasik procedures. Co-management is convenient for Dr. Van’s patients before, during, and after surgery as he provides the necessary pre-op exams and preparations as well as post-op care for up to 12 months after surgery.
Millions of people have undergone Lasik eye surgery since its approval by the FDA in 1998, and the procedure has improved significantly over the last fifteen years. Lasik eye surgery is performed by a professional ophthalmologist using an excimer laser to correct astigmatisms and reshape the cornea, allowing patients to see without the use of glasses or contacts. Often, patients prefer to work with their preferred optometrist throughout their procedure for comfort and familiarity. This is when co-management becomes handy.
Before the procedure takes place, Dr. Van will walk his patients through the process and address any questions or concerns that may arise. He provides pre-op exams to ensure that his patients are true candidates for Lasik, and assists them through their preparations before they meet with their ophthalmologist. After surgery, Dr. Van provides more personal post-op care for up to 12 months afterward, to ensure that proper healing has taken place and vision has been improved.
Patients that choose to see Dr. Van before and after surgery rather than their ophthalmologist might sound strange, but the benefits of co-management are worthwhile. Several patients have been seeing Dr. Van for several years and only trust him with their eye care. He is able to give them an unbiased opinion of their eye health and recommend an ophthalmologist that he trusts to take their vision to the next level. He is also available on a more personal level to provide second opinions and treatment for any of his patients more so than an ophthalmologist.