What Makes Good LASIK Candidates?

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

What Makes Good LASIK Candidates?

“Each day I see many patients for routine eye exams who all seem to know that LASIK can potentially help them to be free of the hassle of eyeglasses or contact lenses”, said Corneal Specialist and LASIK Surgeon Joel Confino, M.D. at Eye Care & Surgery Center. “For most of them the question of whether they might be a candidate is causing them to hesitate in taking the next step.”

LASIK is not for everyone. Here are some things to think about to help you determine if you might be a
good candidate for LASIK and should consider scheduling a consultation to find out for sure:

  1. The great majority of patients who are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism are potential candidates for LASIK.

  2. Good LASIK candidates are at least 18 years of age or older and have stable vision. This means that their eyeglass or contact lens prescription has not changed much in the last year or so. Many people do not have "stable" vision until 21 years of age, however so each person is a bit different.

  3. Good LASIK candidates have healthy eyes that are free from retinal problems, corneal scars, and any other eye diseases. They have normal corneal shapes and thickness as well as healthy tears.

  4. The best LASIK candidates are those with a lifestyle, activities or occupation in which they are dissatisfied with their contact lenses or glasses.

The best way for you or someone you know to find out if they are a good candidate for LASIK is to have an evaluation, examination, and consultation with Dr. Confino who is a Corneal Surgeon and LASIK specialist. Please feel free to contact us schedule an appointment by calling The Eye Care & Surgery Center Toll Free at 800.504.1083.