LASIK is indeed a great option for reducing your dependence on glasses and contact lenses. Before performing the LASIK surgery, our eye surgery doctors give you an examination usually 2 weeks before the surgery. This is done to know if any medical conditions or eye conditions will stop you from getting LASIK eye surgery done. The various constraints for attaining LASIK candidacy are also given by our professionals. LASIK candidates should have no major change in the glasses prescription for a one-year period to assess stability. LASIK candidates should be 18 years of age or older with a mild case of nearsightedness. LASIK candidates are typically patients who are not satisfied with contact lenses or wearing glasses. If you are a contact lens wearer please consult with our staff regarding the duration you will need to be out of contacts prior to LASIK eye surgery. LASIK candidates should have healthy eyes with no corneal diseases. Diseases such as keratoconus will eliminate a patient from qualifying as a LASIK candidate. Please discuss the health of your cornea during your pre-operative LASIK evaluation. LASIK candidates must be carefully selected if they have high levels of refractive error. Our doctor will test for these conditions on your evaluation exam.
Selecting a surgeon for your LASIK eye surgery is a very important decision that will ultimately affect your vision for the remainder of your life. Hence it is important to discuss your personal situation with a qualified ophthalmologist and ask your questions directly to the ophthalmologist if possible. Choosing a LASIK surgeon with high quality and safety standards can often reduce unnecessary surgical risk. Experience with LASIK eye surgery is also a very important factor when selecting your surgeon since he can be able to show you some basic information regarding outcomes. It is good to have a clear communication with eye surgery doctors to clarify your doubts. Thus you can select the perfect LASIK surgeon for your laser vision correction
Once your eye surgery doctor has determined that you are a good candidate for LASIK surgery, you will receive instructions on how to prepare for the surgical procedure. You have to discontinue wearing contact lenses. You can consult with your surgeon on specific instructions on discontinued use. Keep your eyes free of debris and avoid using creams, makeup or perfumes at least a day in advance of the procedure. Wash the area surrounding the eyes daily with a mild cleanser like baby shampoo for a few days prior to the LASIK surgical procedure. Make arrangements for a ride to and from the hospital or surgery center. Before surgery, the surgeon will administer similar tests used to prescribe spectacles or contacts. This information will show the surgeon how to reshape the cornea to correct vision and where to direct the laser beam during surgery. LASIK surgery only takes a few minutes and it’s a simple, quick and virtually painless procedure.