Are you a Candidate For LASIK?
The Ideal Candidate
In general, the ideal candidate for LASIK is over 18 years of age and has healthy corneas. Candidates must not have had a significant increase in their prescription in the last 12 months. People with certain medical conditions or women who are pregnant may not be good candidates for LASIK.
The decision to have LASIK is an important one that only you can make. It is important that you have realistic expectations and that your decision is based on facts, not hopes or misconceptions. The goal of LASIK is to reduce your dependent on corrective lenses. LASIK does not always create 20/20 or even 20/40 vision. It cannot correct a condition known as presbyopia, or aging of the eye. This normally occurs around age 40 and may require the use of reading glasses. In fact, people over 40 who have their distance vision improved with LASIK, may find they need reading glasses after the procedure. Your doctor will provide you with additional information that will allow you to make an informed decision.
In The Blink Of An Eye
It takes only seconds to treat a lifetime of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Find out if you are a candidate for this life changing procedure by calling us here at ITEC to schedule a personal consultation. Should your vision fall within the range of correction for LASIK, more comprehensive tests may be necessary.
The only true way to determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK is to have a LASIK evaluation. Individuals must have been free from wearing soft contact lenses for two weeks and hard contact lenses for three weeks immediately prior to their LASIK evaluation.