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Am I a Candidate for LASIK?

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You may be a LASIK candidate if you meet these characteristics:

  • You have a want to decrease your need for glasses or contacts
  • You do not have any eye diseases
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  • You have an understanding of the risks and potential side of effects of LASIK
  • You understand that you could still need glasses or contacts after the procedure to achieve your best vision
  • You have an appropriate refractive error

Depending on your level of refractive error and some corneal factors, LASIK may not be possible for you. However, there are alternative refractive surgery options that may allow you to have the vision you desire.

It is important that anyone considering LASIK have realistic expectations.  Most patients have a resulting vision somewhere between 20/20 and 20/40 without glasses or contacts.  You should also be comfortable with the possibility that you may need a second surgery (called an enhancement) or that you might need to wear glasses for certain activities, such as reading or driving at night. Also, you should be aware that LASIK cannot correct presbyopia, the age-related loss of close-up focusing power.