Many people are interested in ditching their glasses or contact lenses, but they may not know if they are good candidates for LASIK. Our eye doctors at Sylvester Eye Care in Oklahoma City will help you determine if eye surgery is a good option for you. Our team has gathered a few things to keep in mind that will determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK.
If you are over the age of 18, you are on the right track. Our eye doctors want to make sure that your eyes are no longer growing after puberty. You will need to wait for your eyes to stabilize before considering eye surgery.
Not only do your eyes need to stop growing, but they also need to have a stable prescription. If you undergo eye surgery without a stable prescription, your results may not be stable. You should wait for at least one year after your prescription stabilizes before considering surgery.
Don't Have Dry Eyes
Dry eye syndrome may indicate that you are not a good candidate for LASIK. If you have significant dry eyes, we may need to consider other options. Our eye doctors will determine if your dry eyes will cause complications after the surgery or if we can treat them adequately prior to surgery.
Generally in Good Health
Ophthalmology professionals require that LASIK patients be in good health. People with uncontrolled diabetes and chronic autoimmune diseases may not be great candidates for LASIK. Other eye conditions, like glaucoma or cataracts, can cause issues for patients receiving LASIK. We will evaluate you and may direct you toward a different option instead of LASIK if it is needed.
Your Vision Is Within Specific Parameters
To undergo LASIK, your prescription must be within a specific range. People with nearsightedness and/or astigmatism are often the best candidates for the procedure, but a qualified eye doctor is best equipped to make this decision. We will perform a comprehensive eye exam to determine if LASIK is the right choice for you.
Contact Our Eye Doctors in Oklahoma City, OK
Dr. Carl Sylvester and Dr. Khan at Sylvester Eye Care in Oklahoma City offer consultations for LASIK procedures. If you would like to correct your vision without having to rely on glasses or contact lenses, then LASIK might be right for you. The first step to getting LASIK is scheduling a comprehensive eye exam at Sylvester Eye Care. Call our team today or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.