You've probably heard about LASIK, or laser eye surgery, and wonder if it's a way you could reduce your dependency on glasses or contact lenses, or stop wearing them once and for all. But is LASIK right for you?
The best way to learn if you are a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery is to talk to a doctor who specializes in determining good candidates for LASIK. At Greenwood Eye Clinic we have consulted with hundreds of LASIK candidates over the years with many successful outcomes.
LASIK has some risk of complications and is not for everyone. A complication-free laser eye surgery can still result in less than perfect vision. A good candidate for LASIK is willing to accept a reasonable risk.
Whether young or young at heart, good candidates for laser eye surgery must have a stable prescription for at least two years. LASIK is FDA-approved for people aged 18 and older. It is advised to wait until your mid-20s when your glasses or contact prescription is more stable.
A common eye condition called presbyopia can set in around the age of 40. This condition makes it difficult to see things up close. While LASIK cannot correct presbyopia, surgeons can perform monovision laser surgery. This choice leaves the non-dominant eye slightly nearsighted. Therefore, the patient can see items up close.
At the end of the day, eye surgeons perform LASIK on patients at both ends of the age spectrum. LASIK surgery may be right for you. Contact us today for a consultation.