6 Signs You’re a Good Candidate for LASIK Eye Surgery

Are you tired of wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses? LASIK eye surgery can be used to successfully correct your vision and our Calgary optometrists can help determine whether or not you are a good candidate for this procedure.

LASIK eye surgery is an innovative treatment that is an affordable way to deal with various concerns linked with poor vision. Some vision problems that can be addressed with laser eye surgery include: 

  • Hyperopia
  • Myopia
  • Astigmatism
  • Presbyopia

After LASIK eye surgery, not only will you get to enjoy clearer vision, but you will also be free from the restrictions that come with wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses. 

LASIK Eye Surgery Management in Calgary

At our Calgary eye clinic, our team of highly qualified eye doctors can help determine your candidacy for LASIK eye surgery and we also offer comprehensive post-LASIK eye care to keep your vision clear and eyes healthy. 

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Am I a Good Candidate for LASIK Eye Surgery? 

Before undergoing laser eye surgery, it’s important to book a consultation with your Calgary optometrist to determine whether or not this is a suitable procedure for you. During this consultation, your eye doctor will educate you on the risks and benefits of the procedure, and what factors might affect your candidacy. 

Typically, good candidates for LASIK eye surgery meet the following criteria: 

  1. Age: To be eligible for LASIK eye surgery, patients must be at least 18 years of age. This is because, before this age, you are still growing and your eyesight is still changing, which means the surgery will not be as effective.
  2. No eye diseases. Some eye conditions may prohibit you from being a candidate for LASIK eye surgery. Having conditions such as glaucoma or cataracts could make it difficult, or even dangerous, to have this procedure.
  3. Good general health. Your overall health can have an impact on candidacy for LASIK eye surgery. If you have diabetes or certain autoimmune diseases, you may not be a good candidate for this procedure. Your eye doctor can walk you through your options and determine whether any pre-existing health conditions will impact your ability to have this surgery.
  4. Stable prescription. Even if you are over the age of 18 years old, your prescription may still be changing. If you want the results of your laser eye surgery to be as effective as possible, then you must have a stable prescription for at least 1-2 years.
  5. You don’t have dry eyes. Recovery from laser eye surgery could prove to be difficult if you have dry eye syndrome, although this doesn’t prevent you from having the surgery. If you are prone to dry eyes, your eye doctor could recommend ways to treat it and get your symptoms under control before your laser eye surgery.
  6. Corneal thickness. One of the most important factors for LASIK candidacy is the thickness of your cornea. If your cornea isn’t thick enough, your surgeon can’t safely make a corneal flap. Due to the nature of the procedure, candidates must have a corneal thickness of approximately 0.5mm.

Our Calgary Optometrists Can Help You Make the Safest Decision

Before your LASIK eye surgery, your optometrist can help you understand what to realistically expect after the procedure, given your specific circumstances and prescription. You must also remember that scheduling a consultation doesn’t mean you are obligated to move forward with the treatment. 

Whatever your needs or concerns, we can help ensure that you make the best decision for your eye health. 

Contact Us

To find out more about our LASIK eye surgery management services and how we can help you make the safest and best decisions when it comes to your vision and eye health, contact our team at our Crowfoot (403-547-5417), West Springs (403-242-0999) or Creekside (403-516-2292) branches.

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