Is LASIK Eye Surgery Right For Me?

Have you ever misplaced your eye glasses? Or, have you had a contact lens fall out? LASIK surgery may help you avoid these frustrating situations. Before going to your LASIK eye surgery consultation there are some eligibility requirements that can guide you in deciding if LASIK is the right procedure for you. LASIK laser eye […]

Have you ever misplaced your eye glasses? Or, have you had a contact lens fall out? LASIK surgery may help you avoid these frustrating situations. Before going to your LASIK eye surgery consultation there are some eligibility requirements that can guide you in deciding if LASIK is the right procedure for you. LASIK laser eye surgery can correct common eye problems like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism

Eligibility requirements for LASIK surgery candidates:

While most people are safe candidates for LASIK eye surgery, your safety is the #1 priority of our team of LASIK surgeons and eye care professionals. Some of the conditions and criteria they look at to ensure they can achieve the safest, best outcomes possible from your LASIK eye surgery include:

  • Your eye prescription should fall within certain prescription limits. Although with modern LASIK technology many prescriptions can now be safely treated (including some high degrees of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism), certain eye prescriptions are still outside of the range that LASIK physicians can safely treat.
  • Certain eye diseases and conditions, including keratoconus, severe cataracts and severe cases of amblyopia, current infections, and certain retinal and optic nerve diseases, may render you a medical non-candidate for LASIK today.

LASIK Candidates Should Have Overall Good Health

  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • If you have diabetes or certain autoimmune diseases, they must be controlled to be a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery.
  • Certain health conditions may require medications that can slow or prevent healing.  You should tell your surgeon about all the medications you are taking and have taken in the last year.
  • Because certain medications can slow healing, you should tell your LASIK physicians about medications you are taking or have recently taken, so they can help ensure your healing is safe and fast, as recovery from LASIK eye surgery should be.
  • While hormonal fluctuations caused by pregnancy can impact vision stability, please consult with your LASIK physicians and health care professionals about how soon after you welcome your new addition to the family you can enjoy your LASIK. We know fussing with your glasses or contact lenses in the middle of the night when you’re exhausted and want to crawl back into bed as quickly as possible is no fun!

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Finding A LASIK Surgeon Near You

We understand choosing the right LASIK eye surgeon is a huge part of the final decision making process.  We take the time for you to get to know your doctor and to understand your specific eye needs to ensure successful results. Through our network of trusted LASIK Eye Surgeons across the country, we offer patients reliable and affordable access to the benefits of exceptional eye care.

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