Author: Вадим Аврукин (Vadim Avrukin)
Published: 2022-12-14

LASIK is a great way for people to see life without the demands of glasses or the annoyance of contact lenses. Now with the advancement of all-laser LASIK, the procedure is even more precise and customizable. However, not everyone is a great LASIK candidate.

In order to determine your LASIK candidacy it is important to have a thorough evaluation by our LASIK surgeon, Dr. Arthur Benjamin. During your initial visit with us, you will be personally evaluated and counseled by our LASIK team which includes our knowledgeable technicians and Dr. Benjamin himself.



czczIn order to prepare for your consultation, please come with your contact lenses out and wear your glasses instead. If you do not have a pair of glasses, come in your contacts. You will be able to remove them from the office. You may bring a lens case or we can provide one for you.

Additionally, patients should arrive with questions to ask Dr. Benjamin. Having all of your LASIK questions answered will help you be more comfortable and knowledgeable during the consultation, and could help reduce any anxiety you may be feeling. At Benjamin Eye Institute, we want you to feel safe and comfortable, and having all of your questions answered is just one way in which we accomplish this.


Bring any old and current glasses that you may have with you. By comparing your glass's power with your current prescription we will get an idea of how stable your vision has been over the years.


Your complimentary LASIK consultation includes visual and diagnostic testing and an eye exam by Dr. Benjamin along with the opportunity to learn more about LASIK and your personal vision correction needs. This thorough consultation will take approximately 60 minutes, possibly longer depending on the amount of discussion you would like with the Benjamin Eye team. When scheduling your consultation, please allow enough time for this comprehensive consultation, we never want to rush this most important decision regarding your vision. Your LASIK consultation is without charge or obligation.

During your complimentary consultation, certain diagnostic tests are performed which include:

  • Refraction: prescription check
  • Corneal Topography: check for astigmatism, keratoconus, and corneal scarring
  • Corneal Tomography to examine the front as well as the back surfaces of your cornea
  • Pachymetry: determines the thickness of the cornea
  • Pupilometry: determines the size of your pupil
  • After these tests have been performed, you will meet with Dr. Benjamin who will assess the results and present the options to you.
  • Meeting with a LASIK Coordinator who can explain financing options and help you book your procedure if you choose to move ahead at this time.

The entire consultation process will take about an hour. There is no obligation and no fee for the LASIK consultation.


If a patient is determined to be a candidate for LASIK surgery, Dr. Benjamin will walk him or her through a list of what to expect the day of their surgery, as well as LASIK recovery and life after the procedure.

If LASIK cost is a concern, we also offer zero interest financing for 24 months for LASIK.

At the Benjamin Eye Institute, we strive to make your experience with us relaxing and comfortable. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us at 310.275.5533.

We look forward to seeing you soon!