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Are you tired of depending on glasses to help you see clearly?

Are you tired of depending on glasses or contact lenses to help you see life clearly, and to simply get through your day?

For many eyeglass or contact lens wearers, laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis – or LASIK surgery – can be the answer. While only an examination by a qualified physician can determine whether LASIK surgery is right for you, below are some guidelines to help you understand whether you may be a good candidate for LASIK surgery.

Can LASIK Address Your Vision Problems?

The LASIK procedure can help improve or restore clear vision in patients who suffer from myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism, and who are tired of relying on glasses and contact lenses to improve their eyesight. The procedure involves using state-of-the-art laser technology to cut a small incision to reshape the cornea, improving visual clarity and reducing – and in 98% of cases, eliminating – the need to depend on glasses and contact lenses to improve the patient’s vision.

Is Your Vision Stable?

To be considered to be a good candidate for LASIK surgery, your vision must be stable, without any major changes over the past year (or preferably, over the past two years). Minor changes may be acceptable, but they should not be severe enough to cause your prescription strength to change. If your vision has drastically changed or deteriorated over the past year, it’s important that you follow up with your eye care physician to investigate the reason for the instability in your vision and determine a course of action that’s appropriate for you.

Are You Within the Ideal Age Range?

The ideal candidates for Lasik surgery suffer from one of the vision defects described above (myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism), and fall between the ages of 18 and 40. While LASIK can be successfully completed on patients younger than 18, it is generally not recommended as the patient’s vision may still be rapidly changing and evolving before this time. Being over the age of 40 does not necessarily eliminate you as a candidate for LASIK surgery, but we recommend that our potential patients over 40 years old consider CLEAR surgery as a possible alternative. Of course, all candidates should be evaluated by a trusted and qualified medical professional, and recommendations made on a case-by-case basis.

What Medical Conditions Might Cause Complications?

Some health and medical conditions may need further assessment before it can be determined whether or not you’re a candidate for Lasik surgery. For instance, the thickness of your cornea must be considered; patients with corneas too thin for LASIK surgery may benefit from an alternate procedure, such as the similarly named LASEK surgery procedure, which does not require cutting the cornea. Cataracts may also be an obstacle, though their type and location will determine whether they will prevent Lasik surgery. In addition, patients with certain conditions are not candidates for LASIK surgery; these include autoimmune disorders, severe eye conditions, or pregnancy. By discussing any conditions with your doctor, they can make the final determination of whether these conditions preclude you from being eligible for LASIK surgery.

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Team Beraja Medical

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