LASIK eye surgery or PRK can be a wonderful option for a patient that is the right candidate. Our team will do an initial evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate but here are three starting points we consider:
1. Stable prescription. Your prescription needs to be stable which means no more than a two step change over the course of a year.
2. Prescription that falls within a surgical range. Higher prescriptions may disqualify you from getting LASIK. As a general rule this is usually between -12.00D and +4.00D and for astigmatism no more than -4.00D.
3. No dry eye or other corneal issues. Dry eye can be worse after LASIK so we never want to send an already dry patient into this surgery. There are also certain corneal problems that are contraindications but this is something we screen for during our exam.
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