So, you’ve made the decision to inquire about LASIK. You’re tired of glasses and contacts with the yearly expense that always seems to grow year after year. Bravo to you for making the first step. Now, there are a million questions that dance around in your head. But, the most looming question you ask yourself is “how do I know if I’m a good candidate?”
The majority of people who meet the age and general health requirements and have a stable vision prescription may very well qualify as candidates LASIK. Below is a list of requirements you need to ask yourself prior to having LASIK consultation and surgery.
You must be over the age of 18 to be a LASIK candidate.
You are 21 years of age or older, you may be a candidate for Laser eye surgery (treat moderate to severe nearsightedness or mild to moderate farsightedness. Both with or without astigmatism.)
You have “Healthy Eyes”, meaning free from eye diseases or any corneal abnormalities, including scarring or infections.
You can lay flat without difficulty or any discomfort.
Your eye can stay fixed and stare at a particular spot for 2 minutes.
Willing to not wear contacts for 2-4 weeks prior to LASIK consultation and procedure.
Willing to sign a consent form for procedure
If you’ve answered yes to these questions, you’re ready to schedule a LASIK consultation, where you will learn more about the procedure.