Like a Fingerprint or DNA sample, no two eyes are the same and each cornea map is unique. There are a number of factors that are considered to determine LASIK eligibility, including age, prescription stability, FDA guidelines, your eye health, and more. Establishing your candidacy for LASIK requires a thorough in-office LASIK evaluation. It might be the most extensive series of eye tests that you have ever undergone.
Not all people are candidates for LASIK eye surgery, but there are many nearsighted, farsighted and astigmatic people that can be helped by LASIK. If you are not a candidate, there may be alternatives that our ophthalmologists can advise during your consultation, including Epi-LASIK and Refractive Lens exchange.
Is LASIK Right For You?
In order to be a LASIK candidate, a patient:
- Must pass corneal thickness tests
- Must have track record of healthy eyes
- Must not have keratoconus
- Must not have severe dry eye syndrome
- Must be over 18 years of age
- Must have stable vision prescription
- Must not be pregnant
Your decision to have LASIK laser vision correction depends on the results of a very thorough preoperative evaluation. On the day of your preoperative exam, we will complete multiple tests and points of evaluation including:
- Corneal thickness testing
- Pupil size measurement
- Dry eye evaluation
- Tests to analyze the shape of your cornea
- Measure the level of nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism
The following video follows a real patient through a preoperative examination to determine her LASIK eligibility.
Spector Eye Care takes great pride in being able to help the people of our region see their life clearly. So, if you are seeking LASIK in Connecticut, please take the first step and complete our contact form on the home page. A coordinator will contact you for a more thorough explanation of what you can expect during LASIK eye surgery.