There are a few common traits that most LASIK surgery candidates share. An ideal candidate for LASIK surgery is 18 years of age or older, has maintained a stable vision prescription for at least one year, and has healthy corneas. According to Dr. Elizabeth Yeu, “If [your eyes] are too dry, if your cornea has certain characteristics, then it may not be right for you.” Fortunately, with the recent advancements in LASIK technology and techniques, this vision correction procedure can help more patients than ever before.
Dr. Yeu goes on to say, “Patients who are longing to have that vision without always needing contact lenses or glasses, those who may be contact lens intolerant, studies have proven that patients do better and enjoy their quality of life more after undergoing LASIK surgery.” Even if you had your eyes examined in the past and were told you are not a good candidate for LASIK, thanks to these new technological developments, you may now be eligible for the all-laser procedure. LASIK can be used to improve a number of common refractive errors, including nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. The only way to know for certain if you can benefit from LASIK surgery is to schedule an eye exam with an experienced eye care specialist. For more information about LASIK surgery, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.