There are a few guidelines to consider when making the decision to correct your vision with refractive surgery (LASIK GUIDELINES):
A Checklist for Anyone Considering Lasik Eye Surgery
- Ideally, you should be 21 years of age with a stable prescription.
- Your eyes should be healthy, without diseases such as Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, or severe Dry Eye.
- You should understand that although modern refractive surgery is quite accurate and stable over time, many patients are not completely independent of glasses after the procedure. Some patients will still require the use of glasses for certain activities such as driving at night or if older than 40, for reading.
- A thorough examination by your surgeon measures key factors that will ultimately determine your candidacy for Lasik eye surgery. These factors include your refraction (prescription), pupil size, corneal thickness, and corneal shape (topography).