Connecticut Surgeon on Being Too Old for LASIK

Monday, April 1, 2013

Connecticut Surgeon on Being Too Old for LASIK

“From time to time we see a patient in their 60’s or 70’s and asks us “Am I too old for LASIK,” commented Leslie Doctor, M.D. a Connecticut LASIK Surgeon & Corneal Specialist. “I recently examined a 72 year old gentleman who wanted to know if he was too old for LASIK,” shared Dr. Doctor of Doctor & Associates with Fairfield County offices in Norwalk, Westport & Wilton, CT. “In reviewing his general health he was in good shape-and after his eye exam I was comfortable that his eye health, corneal health and tear film were quite good. His retinas were normal and he had a bare trace of a cataract that had been present for some 5 years in one eye, but it corrected to 20/20 with his -7.00 D eyeglass correction. Most importantly he couldn’t tolerate contact lenses and was a fairly active tennis player and hiker-so we scheduled him for LASIK,” explained Dr. Doctor. “We did however explain that he was going to need to either wear reading glasses or consider having monovision to help with his near vision presbyopia focusing problem that we all have after 40 or so.” 

As long as they have a tangible reason for wanting LASIK so that it will improve their lifestyle, people thinking about having Laser Eye Surgery can do so without worrying about being too old for LASIK as long as they have healthy eyes, a health cornea, sufficient tears and are free of cataracts or retinal diseases. 

If you are someone you know would like to find out if you are a good candidate for LASIK please call Doctor & Associates-203-227-4113, visit Doctor & Associates in Fairfield County or to schedule an appointment for Free LASIK Consultation. 

Doctor & Associates is a leading Fairfield County Connecticut eye care practice providing eye examinations for adults and children, cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease including cornea transplants, diagnosis and management of diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses and optical services. For those patients in need of eye surgery, as a founding member of the Wilton Surgery Center, Doctor & Associates eye surgeons are able to provide eye surgery in a convenient, close to home and cost effective ambulatory surgery center.

Whatever your eye care, eye health or vision correction needs might be-Doctor & Associates can serve as a Connecticut ophthalmic consultant and will be conveniently located for patients from Fairfield County and southern Connecticut including Danbury, Stamford, Greenwich, Westport, Weston, Wilton, New Canaan, Norwalk, Fairfield, Bridgeport, Cannondale, Aspetuck, Redding, Trumbull, Shelton, Monroe, Darien, Glenbrook and Ridgefield Connecticut.