Correcting your vision through Lasik surgery is increasingly popular among eye care patients who want to stop wearing glasses. It’s also one of the most recommended procedures for near and far sighted people so if you’re looking for a solution to wearing glasses, Lasik might be the perfect option! There are a number of factors and criteria you should consider before you move forward. Once you have considered these factors, schedule a no-charge visit to 360 Eyecare – Metro, for an examination where the doctor qualifies you as a candidate for Lasik surgery based on your eye health and conditions.
First, you must be at least 18 years old and free of eye disease. Your eye doctor will tell you if you have cataracts, glaucoma, keratoconus or other retinal and optic nerve diseases which can affect your surgery as well as your recovery.
You have to let go of the contacts for a while. Candidates for Lasik surgery must not wear contact lenses for a particular period of time before their surgery consultation and procedure. Your eye doctor will specify the amount of time on an individual and case-by-case basis.
Before you’ve decided Lasik is right for you, visit your eye doctor for an evaluation which will check for the above, as well as corneal thickness, an integral component of Lasik candidacy.
For further details on Laser surgery as well as on how the surgery is performed and some risks the surgery poses, follow this link to our post on Laser Eye Surgery.