Who Is A Good Candidate For LASIK?

LASIK laser eye surgery can correct problems in your yes with ease. Not only is this procedure non-invasive and require minimal recovery time, but it could dramatically improve your vision and your quality of life! Not everybody qualifies for this procedure, unfortunately, as it can only fix certain types of issues, but we find that the vast majority of ideal LASIK candidates had no idea they even qualify. If you fit the description outlined in our blog, call us for a LASIK consultation and learn more about how this procedure could benefit you.

Over 18 Years Old

LASIK is not currently approved for those under the age of 18. So long as you are legally an adult, you may be able to obtain the benefits of LASIK. It’s also worth noting that those who need treatment for things like severe nearsightedness, astigmatism, or mild to moderate farsightedness will need to be at least 21 years of age.

Generally Healthy Eyes

LASIK surgery requires that your eyes be in generally pretty good condition, including free from anything like scars or infections.

Able to Lie Flat Without Discomfort

You will have to lie down flat in order to undergo LASIK surgery, so the ability to lie flat for an extended period of time is important.

Able to Fix Your Vision on One Point

Modern lasers have become so immensely sophisticated that they can track and accommodate for certain eye movements during the procedure, but the best results usually come when the patient is able to fix their vision on one particular point for one to two minutes.

Willing to Stop Wearing Contacts

Do you wear contact lenses? If so, you’ll have to stop wearing them for about a month before getting a LASIK consultation. Contacts change the shape of your cornea, which changes your results when determining your LASIK candidacy. For best results, go with regular glasses for a little while.

Willingness to Sign a Consent Form

As with any surgery, there’s risk involved with LASIK. You’ll have to sign a consent form from your Dallas eye surgeon before you can undergo LASIK treatment, so make sure you take the time you need to answer each question honestly.