Do you rely on glasses or contact lenses to see correctly? Do you hate that you can't see clearly without correction? If so, you should consider Lasik surgery. Lasik surgery is a surgical procedure that gently reshapes your cornea, which can correct your refractive error. This procedure can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. If you are considering getting Lasik in Meridian, you will first need a consultation with Primary Eyecare & Optical of Meridian to see if Lasik is right for you. A few factors would determine whether or not you would be a good candidate.
Lasik can correct refractive errors, but only to a certain point. If you are nearsighted, and your prescription is over -11.00, you would not be a good candidate. If you are farsighted, your prescription can be no higher than +5.00. Finally, Lasik can only correct up to 5.00 diopters of astigmatism.
Your eyes must be healthy to be a good candidate for Lasik. If you have glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, or dry eye syndrome, Lasik will make things worse. Also, to be a good candidate, your vision needs to have been stable for at least a year.
Most optometrists won't perform Lasik surgery until their patient's eyes have reached maturity. This typically occurs at the age of 18. Around the age of 40, you can develop presbyopia, which can affect your candidacy for the procedure. Around the age of 60, you are at considerable risk for age-related eye issues. This would equally affect your candidacy. The healthiest age range for the procedure is between 18 and 40-years-old.
To be an ideal candidate for the procedure, being healthy matters. If you are pregnant or nursing, your eye doctor will want you to wait to have Lasik. If you have uncontrolled diabetes, an autoimmune disease, or collagen vascular disease, you will not be a good candidate.
If you are interested in Lasik and you think it is right for you, schedule an appointment with Primary Eyecare & Optical of Meridian. We can perform a complete exam and consultation to determine if you are a good candidate. If you are, we can book the procedure, and you can finally be free of glasses and contacts.
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