Am I a Good Candidate?

Ask your eye primary eye doctor if your are a good candidate for laser vision correction. 

In general, to be eligible for LASIK, you must:

 

  • Be over the age of 18 years
  • Be free of eye disease
  • Have nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism
  • Have a stable prescription for glasses or contact lenses that has not changed significantly in the past year
  • Understand that, while rare, complications can occur

Laser vision correction may not be suitable for you if you:

 

  • Are totally satisfied with your current glasses and/or contact lenses
  • Want a guarantee that you will never need to wear glasses or contacts

If you do not meet the criteria above ask your eye doctor to help you decide which treatment below is best for you or arrange a no obligligation consultation and let us help you decide.

Other surgery options:

PRK- Like LASIK, this procedure uses a wavefront guided excimer laser to reshape the cornea. However, PRK corrects vision on the corneal surface, rather than under a flap. It may be a better option than LASIK for people with thin corneas, a corneal surface irregularity or dry eyes.
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ICL - This procedure does not change the cornea. The surgeon places a specially designed lens inside the eye, where you cannot see or feel it. An ICL can correct much higher degrees of nearsightedness than LASIK can: up to -20.00 diopters (D). Patients with very thin corneas, abnormalities of corneal shape and dry eye disorders are also candidates for ICLs. These procedures are safe and good alternatives for those who are not eligible for LASIK. All have advantages and disadvantages compared with LASIK.
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