Dr. Domenic C. Izzo, Jr., is committed to delivering safe, successful LASIK outcomes. Not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK. Because LASIK is not right for everyone, we screen potential candidates very carefully to ensure they meet the proper qualifications.
In this post, we outline some of the signs that you may be a good candidate for LASIK.
You are tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses.
If you are tired of needing visual aids to perform even the most basic tasks (i.e., looking at a clock, sending a text message), LASIK may be a wonderful opportunity for you. LASIK candidates generally want to simplify their lives by permanently correcting their refractive error and getting rid of glasses or contact lenses.
Your vision prescription has been stable for at least six months.
We won’t perform LASIK on a candidate whose vision prescription is in flux, because it could lead to inadequate treatment outcomes. We will check whether your vision prescription has remained stable for at least six months before recommending you for LASIK.
You and your eyes are healthy.
LASIK is not recommended for anyone who has a systemic health problem or an autoimmune disorder, which can affect the healing process after LASIK. Laser eye surgery is also not recommended for people with active eye infections or other diseases like keratoconus or glaucoma. These eye problems can raise the risk of complications during and after surgery.
You are not pregnant or nursing.
Pregnancy and nursing can cause hormonal fluctuations that affect vision prescription. For this reason, we ask expectant or nursing mothers to postpone LASIK at least six months after delivering and weaning their babies.
Your corneas have a certain thickness.
In order to sustain the creation of the corneal flap during LASIK, the corneas must have adequate thickness. During the consultative phase prior to surgery, we will measure the depth of your corneas in order to evaluate whether we can safely perform LASIK surgery. If your corneas are too thin, we may recommend an alternative laser vision correction procedure such as PRK, which does not involve the creation of a corneal flap.
Book a LASIK Consultation
If you are tired of wearing visual aids to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, and would like to discuss LASIK with our Wyomissing LASIK specialists, please book an appointment by calling (610) 603-5557 or sending us an email today.