The Patient Journey
How can I apply for Smart Laser Eye Centers?
I want to have Laser Eye Surgery!
1. Contact us
Take the first step by reaching out to our patient coordinators/assistant nurses. You can forward all your questions to our patient coordinators/assistant nurses. You can reach our patient coordinators/assistant nurses by phone or online:
You can reach us by calling +90 850 340 26 66 or by Whatsapp or from the online communication over website or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Call us now for a examination appointment
The only way to find out if you are suitable for Eye Surgery at Smart Laser Eye Centers is to have a examination. You can contact us by choosing the closest Smart Laser Eye Center hospital to you.
3. Get written consent
When you get your free examination appointment from the center of your choice; We will send a confirmation SMS with the date and time of the appointment. You will find a map link on how to get to the Hospital, including the location of our center, in the message.
4. Meeting with our Patient Coordinators
Before you come to our hospitals, you will register and be directed to our relevant patient coordinator. Our patient coordinators will be informed in detail before the examinations and an information notice about Laser Eye Surgery will be sent for you to read.
Inspections and Evaluation
5. Examination and Diagnosis
You will undergo a series of highly complex diagnostic tests, and your patient coordinator will explain each of them in detail before any examination is undertaken. The results of these eye tests are much more advanced than the diagnosis taken during a standard eye exam.
6. Meet with your Laser Eye Specialist
When your examinations are completed, your Laser Eye Specialist or Specialist Optician will review your examinations. Following this, Our Eye Specialist will ask you some questions about your health and lifestyle, all information that you have given during examination will be recorded carefully.
You can discuss your situation in more detail by asking your questions with our experts.
7. Your eye condition will be tested for your vision and your natural vision and current prescription in each eye will be determined. After your vision tests are completed, you will be informed about your eligibility for Laser Eye Surgery by sending the report together with all the tests performed to your Ophthalmologist.
8. Our Laser Eye Specialist or Optician, will determine your eligibility for surgery with approval from your eye surgeon. The final decision is always up to your Eye Surgeon, but if you are not deemed suitable for surgery, a number of other solutions may be offered to you. If you are suitable for Laser Eye Surgery as a result of the examinations, we will be recommending the most effective and appropriate treatment for you.
9. You will have the chance to have a detailed interview with our Laser Eye Specialist or Optician.
If our specialists confirm that you are a suitable candidate, they will conduct a detailed interview with you and explain in detail the benefits, possible risks and consequences associated with eye surgery. This will give you the opportunity to make an informed decision about our treatments.
I Decided to Have Laser Eye Surgery
10. When you decide to have Laser Eye Surgery, you will need to make an Appointment for Surgery. When you come to our hospitals on the day of surgery, your approval document, which includes the issues you were informed about and other information, and prepared in accordance with the rules of the Ministry of Health, will be given to you for you to read and sign consent forms.
The consent forms given to you to sign contain information that will allow you to better understand your consent form, the benefits, potential risks, and variety of outcomes regarding eye surgery and vision correction alternatives. It will also help you prepare for any other questions you might want to ask. Please make sure that you read your informed consent document before the operation, that is, before meeting with your eye surgeon.
Before and After Surgery
11. Preoperative Examination with Eye Surgeon.
As a continuation of completing the necessary pre-operative diagnostic tests, your Eye Surgeon will perform your final pre-operative examination. During this examination, your Eye Surgeon will examine your eyes for the last time. And this will show you, how your vision will improve after the surgery. Your Eye Surgeon will have a final interview with you about your surgery. If you are considered a suitable candidate for surgery by your surgeon, you can discuss with him/her one last time the proposed procedure, benefits, potential risks and consequences, as well as alternatives to vision correction based on the proposed procedure. After considering all relevant issues, you can prepare for Laser Eye Surgery based on your approval.
12. Your surgical team will do everything in their power to help you feel comfortable and you can be sure that they will address any concerns you may have. Before surgery, they will keep you informed of every step of the procedure so you know exactly what to expect.
In Laser Eye surgery, both of your eyes are operated at the same time. The surgery can take about five to ten minutes per eye. Since our surgical team will apply local anesthetic drops into your eye, you will not feel any pain during the treatment, although you will be awake throughout the operation.
13. Your eyes are covered or patched after the Laser Surgery. You will continue to see even if it is blurry after the surgery. After the surgery, you will need to go home and rest in a dark room as possible for 5-6 hours.
When your surgery is over, your Eye Surgeon will immediately check your eyes one last time and evaluate the results. A member of the surgical care team will take you to a private recovery room to rest for couple of minutes. You will be given post-operative care instructions and eye drops, and you will also be told what to expect in the early stages of recovery. Your next day care appointment will be scheduled and then you will be allowed to go home.
After Laser Eye Surgery
14. Pre-Op First day control appointment.
It is very important that you attend your first day follow-up appointments after the surgery. Our surgical team is required to perform a complete eye evaluation to ensure your eyes are healing as expected.
15. Post-operative check-ups
After Laser Eye Surgery, you should continue to protect your eye health. We would like to state that each of our patients is responsible for performing the necessary post-operative care on their own and using their medications correctly. The next day after your aftercare appointment, our clinical team will check your eye health for the next 1 month and 3 months and will tell you what to do.
16. Make sure to have your eye examination every year.
An eye exam is necessary not only to check your vision, but also to monitor the overall health of your eyes. Many health conditions can be detected during an eye exam. At our Smart Laser Eye Centers, a comprehensive assessment of each patient’s visual health is performed, including state-of-the-art screening for diseases. Be sure to have your diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration tests done before they become a bigger health problem. If the diagnosis of such diseases is delayed, it can create situations that can lead to serious vision loss.