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Am I Ready For LASIK?

By brian – January 02, 2020

If you’ve been dealing with a refractive error such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia, you may be considering undergoing LASIK so you can see clearly without the need for glasses or contacts. It’s best to be as informed as possible before deciding what procedure is right for you.

During LASIK, your Kremer surgeon will use the latest technology to perform your vision correction surgery. He or she will utilize a precise, advanced laser to remove tissue in your cornea. Altering the shape of your cornea will change the way light enters the retina, so you can see clearly. Your cornea will heal naturally on its own and most people can see clearly within a day or two.

So now that you know what goes on during LASIK surgery, you may be wondering: am I ready for LASIK?

It’s important to understand whether you’re a candidate for LASIK. Learn more about what makes you eligible.

 

  • Your vision has not changed recently. The perfect candidate for LASIK has not had a change in their vision within the past two years. If your vision has changed within the past two years, this is referred to as ‘refractive instability.’ Those who have refractive instability have eyesight that is still changing. If they have LASIK done while their vision is still changing, there’s a good chance it will continue to change after your surgery. You’ll have to get your eyesight corrected again, or deal with glasses or contacts.
  • LASIK is only approved for those who are 18 years of age and older. One reason for this is because it’s common for vision to change up until this age, and sometimes after. It’s also safe for people in their 50s and 60s to undergo LASIK. As long as the person is in good health and a refractive error, he or she is probably a candidate for LASIK.

If you have a refractive error such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia, and want clear vision without glasses or contacts, talk to your doctor about undergoing LASIK. Your doctor will perform a thorough evaluation including an eye exam and discuss your medical history to determine if you’re eligible for the procedure.

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