Who Qualifies for LASIK
The possibility of
complications or imperfect vision after LASIK vision correction can
be greatly reduced if you simply find out if you are a good prospect
for the surgery. Not
everyone who wants LASIK vision correction is necessarily a good
candidate to have the surgery.
You should consider a few things before you settle on
If you don’t like to take a chance every now
and then, you probably shouldn’t have LASIK vision correction. There are possibilities of
complications as a result of LASIK that you should research before
having the procedure done.
If having LASIK vision correction could affect
your career or is not covered by your insurance you should think of
The cost of LASIK is getting cheaper, but is still quite
expensive and you’ll want to make sure it isn’t prohibited by your
You must be an adult with refractive stability
to be accepted for LASIK vision correction. Refractive instability is
determined by patients who are 20 or younger with fluctuating
hormones due to such things as diabetes or someone who is pregnant
or breastfeeding or taking medications that cause fluctuation in
If you regularly engage in contact sports or
suffer from a condition or disease may affect wound healing you
should consider an alternative to LASIK vision correction.
There are a number of
other situations you should discuss with your doctor prior to LASIK
vision correction. If
you have herpes or shingles involving the eye area you should
disclose that information.
Also, any glaucoma, ocular hypertension, eye diseases, eye
injuries, previous eye surgeries, or keratoconus should be
You should also ask
your doctor to screen you for the following conditions prior to
LASIK vision correction:
Previous refractive surgeries
Once you have researched all of these
conditions or discussed them with a LASIK surgeon you can determine
if you are a candidate for LASIK vision correction.