Am I a Candidate for LASIK?
LASIK is a state-of-the-art vision correction procedure that utilizes laser energy to improve the effects of refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. By precisely and delicately reshaping the eye’s cornea to allow for better refraction of light, LASIK can significantly reduce – and perhaps even eliminate – the need for glasses and contact lenses in order to see clearly at a range of distances.
If you are considering laser vision correction procedures such as LASIK, you may be surprised to know that there are only a relative few requirements you’ll need to meet to be considered a qualified candidate for the treatment. First, individuals must be at least 18 years old and in reasonably good health, with no present eye diseases or abnormalities. Good candidates are also those who have had a stable vision prescription for the last year, and those who have corneas that are thick enough for the procedure to be able to offer the best possible results.
During your initial consultation here at Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute, one of our experienced eye surgeons will perform a comprehensive eye evaluation to determine whether LASIK is a good option for your needs. If LASIK is not the ideal choice, we can recommend a number of advanced alternatives that can produce similar results.
Our practice participates in the TLC Lifetime Commitment® program. This unique program offers qualified LASIK patients the opportunity to maintain the best possible vision throughout their lives. Some restrictions apply. A member of our vision care team can talk more with you about the program and answer any questions you may have.