LASIK Candidate-What Makes a Good One?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

LASIK Candidates-What Makes Good Ones?

The desire or the need to be free of the hassle of eyeglasses or contact lenses for seeing at distance motivates millions of people-just like you-to consider LASIK. But before you proceed it is important to find out if you are a good candidate. 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.
Ø  The great majority of patients who are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism are potential candidates for LASIK.
Ø  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.
Ø  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.
Ø  The best LASIK candidates are those with a lifestyle, activities or occupation in which they are dissatisfied with their contact lenses or glasses.
To really explore and find out if you are a good LASIK candidate it is necessary to have a LASIK evaluation, examination and consultation. You can schedule an appointment with Corneal Specialist & LASIK Surgeon Leslie Doctor, M.D. by calling Doctor & Associates at 203-227-4113.