LASIK Eye Surgery, Are You a Candidate?

Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 14-May-2012

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Do you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses? Are you ready to see clearly when you wake up in the morning without having to fumble around to find your eyeglasses? More than likely, you’ve heard commercials for LASIK vision correction surgery on the radio. You may have even seen ads online or have a friend or family member who has undergone LASIK eye surgery.

Would you like to know if LASIK is right for you? How do you know if you are a candidate for LASIK? Here are a few qualifications for LASIK vision correction surgery patients:

The ideal candidate for LASIK is…

o 18 years of age or older.

o Has healthy corneas.

o Has experienced no significant change in their vision prescription in the last 12 months.

LASIK vision correction surgery is designed to treat specific conditions. Conditions treatable by LASIK include:

o Myopia, or nearsightedness with or without astigmatism.

o Hyperopia, or farsightedness with or without astigmatism.

o Patients with over or under corrected vision after other refractive surgery.

People with certain medical conditions may not be good candidates for LASIK. As with any medical procedure or surgery, there are risks and the possibility of complications. Some potential side effects include glare from bright lights, halos, light sensitivity, light driving flare and visual fluctuation.

Complimentary consultations are available at Key-Whitman to find out if LASIK is right for you. Learn why thousands have trusted Key-Whitman Eye Center for caring service and excellent surgical results. During your consultation, we will discuss your individual risks and potential complications.

For more information about our life-changing services, please contact us. To schedule an appointment, you may call 855-600-7296 or schedule your free consultation online.

To help determine if you are a candidate for LASIK, we provide a self-evaluation quiz on our website. Take this quick self-evaluation to determine your vision correction options. To get started, click here.

When considering your eye care, be sure to stay up to date with the latest news and information about our life-changing services at Key-Whitman Eye Center. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay connected!

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