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Are you a suitable candidate for the LASIK procedure?

Are you a suitable candidate for the LASIK procedure?

19 Feb, 2019

When people have been affected by vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism all their life, they want nothing more than to be rid of wearing glasses or contact lenses once and for all. And the perfect solution for this is to undergo a LASIK procedure which is surgical procedure carried out using laser technology in order to correct an individual’s vision. And when you do decide to undergo the procedure, there will be a lot of questions floating through your head, such as ‘’how do I get the entire process started?’’, ‘’who should I approach regarding this?’’ and so on. But we believe that one of the most important questions regarding this procedure is, ‘’am I a suitable candidate for the procedure?’’ And we are here to provide you with facts and details so that you can come with the answer yourself.

First things first:

One of the most important pre-requisites to undergoing the LASIK procedure is that you should have a visual problem that can be corrected with this. Because this procedure is limited only to a certain number of vision related problems such as farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism. Thereforeif you have any of the above mentioned problems, then you can think of going ahead with the LASIK procedure.

Am I ready for it?

Age also plays a role in the decision making process. Depending on what type of technology your doctor is planning to use for the procedure, you have to be wither 18 or 21 years of age in order to undergo the surgery. Added to this is also the fact that, despite your age you will have to have stable vision for a fixed period of time, before you undergo the LASIK procedure. Therefore your doctor will request to track your vision for stability for a period of time, to make sure that there is no further/ongoing deterioration.

With all of this information you might be able to get a good idea of whether you are able to undergo the procedure or not. But the finer details regarding the entire process has to be discussed with a LASIK expert. Because there can be instances where you have been rejected as a candidate for the LASIK procedure as a result of the technologies used in the past. But with the advent of modern day technology, it might mean that it is now possible for you to get your vision corrected through a LASIK procedure. Therefore you have discuss everything in detail with an expert, after which you can make a well informed decision.