Am I a Candidate for LASIK?
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. Measuring the thickness of the cornea is one of the most important aspects to address during your LASIK exam. During your exam you are welcome to ask any questions. If you are not a candidate we will tell you and possibly suggest an alternative vision correction procedures.
Not all people are candidates for LASIK eye surgery, but there are many nearsighted, farsighted and astigmatic or people in iur region that can be helped by LASIK. Determining your candidacy is the crucial step to your path for better vision. If you are not a candidate our Connecticut LASIK doctors will explain the reasons and potentially suggest a different vision correction procedure if one applies to your specific visual case.
Is LASIK Right for You?
The reason this pre-operative exam is so important is because no two eyes are the same, so no cornea maps will be the same, just like with a Fingerprint or DNA sample. This is why a pre-operative exam is absolutely necessary.
- 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
During your exam you will be able to ask questions related to many elements of eye surgery and LASIK eye surgery in general. Feel free to discuss LASIK costd and financing options at this time. NOT all LASIK procedures are the same so be certain to ask about the different types that we offer and are offered by other practices. 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
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 LASIK self-evaluation test. A surgical coordinator will contact you for a more thorough explanation of what you can expect during LASIK eye surgery.
Many patients may actually be candidates for premium lens implants and NOT LASIK or many candidates might have a cataract. Whatever the case you can rest assured that the eye doctors at Spector Eye Care would only do what is right for your eyes.