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 surgery ineffective.
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.