Are you tired of constantly reaching for your glasses or fumbling with your contact lenses? Are you looking for a long-term solution to correct your vision? If so, LASIK or other vision correction surgery may be a viable option for you.
LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a surgical procedure that uses a laser to reshape the cornea, improving vision and reducing the need for glasses or contact lenses. The procedure is typically quick and relatively painless, with most patients experiencing substantially improved vision the next day.
Let’s dive into what it means to be a candidate for LASIK surgery at Davis Vision Center. There are several factors that the team at Davis Vision Center will consider when determining if LASIK or another vision correction surgery is right for you.
Age and Lifestyle
The first factor is your age. LASIK surgery is typically performed on adults who are at least 18 years old and have stable vision. If you are younger than 18, Lasik surgery is generally not recommended because your vision and eyeglass prescription may still be changing,
Our team at Davis Vision Center will consider your lifestyle and personal preferences. You should have realistic expectations for the procedure and be willing to follow post-operative instructions carefully. If you lead an active lifestyle, for example LASIK surgery may be more beneficial because wearing glasses or contact lenses can be cumbersome during physical activities.
The second factor is the health of your eyes. Before performing LASIK surgery, the team at Davis Vision Center will conduct a comprehensive eye exam to ensure that your eyes are healthy and free of any conditions that may impact the procedure’s success. This includes a full eye exam with more detailed evaluation of the cornea and ocular surface. It’s also essential to consider any past eye injuries or surgeries you may have had. These factors can impact the overall health of your eyes and affect how well you heal after LASIK. Your eye doctor will carefully evaluate your medical history to determine whether you’re a good candidate for LASIK and whether there are any factors that could increase your risk of complications.
The third factor is the strength of your prescription. While LASIK surgery can correct a wide range of vision problems, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, there are limits to what the procedure can address. If your prescription is too strong, LASIK surgery may not be best and another vision correction procedure like PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy), ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens), or RLE (Refractive Lens Exchange) may be better.
You may be a good candidate for LASIK surgery at Davis Vision Center if you meet the above criteria. However, it’s important to note that every patient is unique, and the team at Davis Vision Center will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine if LASIK surgery is the right choice for you.
Schedule a LASIK Consultation at Davis Vision Center
LASIK surgery can be a life-changing and beneficial procedure for those tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses. At Davis Vision Center, we offer state-of-the-art LASIK technology and an experienced team of staff,and physicians to help you in your quest for clear vision. If you’re interested in learning more about LASIK surgery and whether it’s right for you, contact us today to schedule a consultation.