What is an eye surgery referral?
A visit to the optometrist will include a comprehensive eye examination. Optometrists examine the eyes to detect both vision and eye health problems. Most eye conditions can be treated with corrective eyewear, contact lenses and prescription medications. Many progressive eye conditions will eventually need to be treated with eye surgery. In such cases, an optometrist will provide a referral to an eye surgeon and help manage their patient's pre- and postoperative care.
Why is an eye surgery referral necessary?
It is common for eye doctors to refer their patients to specialists when specialized care or surgical intervention becomes necessary.
Over time, doctors develop relationships with professionals they can trust with the health and safety of their patients. A referral makes it much easier for you to receive the treatment you need in a timely manner.