Your eye doctor can help you determine if
LASIK surgery is right for you! This procedure uses a laser to reshape the cornea, correcting
a variety of vision problems. See if you make a good candidate for LASIK
surgery before contacting an eye specialist to confirm:
Patients with Specific Vision Problems
LASIK surgery can help patients say goodbye to contacts and eyeglasses,
but this procedure only works for patients suffering from specific vision
problems. This type of corrective eye surgery is effective for patients
with myopia, also known as nearsightedness, as well as patients with hyperopia,
also known as farsightedness. Patients with astigmatism might also be
good candidates for LASIK surgery.
Patients without Recent Vision Changes
It is normal for patients to experience slight changes in their vision
as they get older. Small prescription changes are not significant issues,
but larger changes can be a concern for patients interested in corrective
eye surgery. If your prescription remains relatively consistent from year
to year, LASIK surgery might be a good choice for you.
Patients in Good Health
Good health is important during any surgical procedure, including LASIK
surgery. Patients should be in good general health so the body can heal
fully and properly following the surgical procedure. Certain diseases
and conditions, such as diabetes, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis, can
affect the body's ability to heal. Patients without these conditions
and in good general health typically make the best patients for LASIK surgery.
Patients in the Proper Age Range
Children under the age of 18 do not have stable enough vision to undergo
LASIK surgery. That is why patients must be over age 18 before getting
approved for this procedure. There is no upper age limit, but older patients
might be more likely to develop cataracts and other issues that make LASIK
If you want to learn more about LASIK surgery, contact Dr. Mark Hornfeld
today! We offer a variety of services and procedures, including corrective
eye surgery, treatment for cataracts, and more.
Schedule an appointment by calling us at (646) 350-3391.