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How to Know If Lasik Is Right For You

Smiling faceGetting glasses when you’re in elementary school or junior high school is kind of cool— you get a new accessory to show off to your friends and your parents might even let you pick out some cool new frames. However, as you get older, the fun and excitement of wearing glasses quickly wears off and they become more of a nuisance than anything. And although you might like the idea of wearing contact lenses instead of glasses everyday, those too can quickly become old. That’s where Lasik eye surgery comes into play— Lasik is a laser surgery in which the cornea of the eye is peeled back and then a laser is used in order to reshape the cornea. Read on to learn more about Lasik eye surgery and if it is the right treatment for you.

Not for Everyone

Just because you’re sick and tired of wearing glasses or contacts, doesn’t mean that you’re a suitable candidate for Lasik. In fact, in order to be considered for Lasik you will have to be evaluated in order to ensure that it will give you accurate results. Also, Lasik is only ideal for candidates who suffer from the following:

  • Nearsightedness
  • Farsightedness
  • Astigmatism

If you suffer from one of the above three problems, it is still important to schedule an appointment to make sure you’re still a good candidate for Lasik. Because remember that Lasik is not for everyone, especially individuals who fall into one of the following categories:

  • Suffer from chronic and persistent dry eyes.
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Have vision that is still changing— progressively gets worse year after year.
  • Have an autoimmune disease that may prevent you from healing quickly.
  • Have any anatomic concerns.

Lasik eye surgery is a remarkable vision surgery that helps restore people’s vision in virtually no time at all. However, one of the most important steps when considering Lasik is to determine whether or not you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. By utilizing the above information, you can help to better understand if Lasik is the right treatment option for you.

To learn more about Lasik or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!

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