Is Laser Eye Correction Right For Me?
If you’ve grown tired of wearing eyeglasses or putting in contact lenses each morning, you may be curious to know whether LASIK surgery is right for you or not. LASIK is a particular form of refractive eye surgery specifically designed to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Despite its usefulness and incredible success rate, not everyone is a perfect candidate for laser eye correction. If you’re considering the procedure, your first step is to schedule a consultation visit with a professional eye doctor.
What Does Surgery Involve?
There are several types of laser refractive surgery designed to correct vision-related issues. In fact, LASIK is easily the most well-known procedure of its kind. In fact, we use the term LASIK to refer to all manner of laser eye surgery procedures.
Generally, images are focused on the retina at the back of the eye. With nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, these images end up focused elsewhere, which results in blurred vision. An eye doctor will correct these conditions by using a special cutting laser to alter the total curvature of the cornea.
The Right Candidate
After you schedule a consultation appointment with an experienced eye doctor, your medical history, and a few other factors will come into play. For example, your doctor will need to know:
- Whether you’re over 18
- Have a stable refractive condition
- No history of eye disease
- You’re not pregnant or breastfeeding
- No autoimmune disease, heart conditions, or diabetes
- Your corneas must be thick enough to undergo the procedure
With this information recorded, your eye doctor can determine whether you would be a candidate for laser eye surgery or not. If not, there are other refractive correction procedures available to select from.