Discover if You are a Good Candidate for LASIK
- Posted on: Nov 30 2019
Wearing eyeglasses may feel somewhat novel. For a time. Very quickly, many people who wear eyeglasses discover that there may be more frustrating moments than beneficial ones. Clearly, if you need vision correction, it is necessary to wear eyeglasses as they are prescribed. If adhering to the recommendations of your eye doctor is becoming difficult due to problems like glasses sliding down the nose or getting in the way of an active lifestyle, you may be wondering about LASIK.
LASIK is the laser vision-correcting surgery that many people think of when they grow tired of wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses. In many cases, LASIK is highly successful. However, before a doctor can recommend this procedure, a few screenings should be conducted. These may include:
- Comprehensive medical history. LASIK is a minimally-invasive procedure that takes only a few minutes per eye. Still, this is the eyes we’re talking about. There is a bit of recovery that will need to occur. General health and the presence of certain health conditions may affect this. It is important to honestly discuss all health matters with the ophthalmologist before undergoing LASIK.
- Corneal evaluation. The cornea is the front part of the eye on which LASIK is performed. To properly plan surgery, the ophthalmologist must know how thick and how steeply-curved the cornea is. Measurements are made in the office within a few minutes.
- Tear quality. A person’s tear quality is a factor in assessing their risk for chronic dry eye syndrome with or without LASIK. The laser procedure does carry a slight risk of creating temporary dry eye. In situations where tear quality is already poor, the risk may be deemed too high to make LASIK a good treatment option.
- Pupil size. The size of the pupils determines how much light is allowed into the eye at a given time. Studies have shown that larger pupil size is associated with a higher chance of experiencing glares and halos after LASIK.
- LASIK is a procedure that corrects a refractive error. Meaning, the way that light bends as it passes through the eye. Refraction measurement is an assessment that determines the current prescription for vision correction. Ideally, this measurement will be stable for at least one year before a person undergoes LASIK.
Roholt Vision Institute proudly serves patients in the areas of North Canton, Alliance, and Canfield. Contact an office near you to schedule your LASIK consultation.
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