If you are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism, you may be a good LASIK candidate. In addition to those vision disorders, factors influencing LASIK candidacy include:

    • 18 years of age
    • Stable prescription for at least one year
    • No eye infections for the past year
    • Not pregnant or breastfeeding
    • No autoimmune diseases
    • Free from severe dry eye syndrome
    • Free from corneal scarring
    • Adequate corneal thickness
    • Average pupil size
    • Realistic expectations of results

    Proper candidacy for LASIK is an important part of minimizing risk. The risk of serious complications becomes much more likely if you are a poor candidate for the procedure. Also, the results achieved may be undesirable if you are not a proper candidate.

    Possessing realistic expectations is essential to your satisfaction with LASIK. It is important to understand that LASIK does not produce the same vision results in every patient. Many LASIK patients find they still benefit from the use of eyeglasses or contact lenses some of the time – while driving at night, for example. You must not expect LASIK to provide flawless vision results.

    If you live in the greater Kansas City, Missouri area and would like to find out if you are a candidate for LASIK, please contact the experienced ophthalmologists at Silverstein Eye Centers to schedule a consultation.

    Posted December 28, 2011 by Silverstein Eye Centers
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