When LASIK is NOT For You?

  • Posted on: Feb 10 2014
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Here at our Ohio LASIK practice, we have helped men and women dramatically improve their vision. This outpatient eye surgical procedure is FDA-approved to correct refractive errors including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. We have also received queries on whether or not they are qualified to have LASIK.

By and large, laser is employed to reshape the cornea (that clear, round part in front of your eyes) which in turn improves the way your eye focuses light into the retina found at the back of your eye.  Below is a quick look on conditions that may not make you an ideal candidate for the procedure. 

  • You have dry eye syndrome. You are more likely to have dry eyes if you are already a senior, currently experiencing menopause, currently taking hormone replacement therapies, or taking medications such as antidepressants and anti-hypertensives  It is best to have your dry eye syndrome treated first before having LASIK.

  • You have keratoconus or have a strong family history of the condition.

  • You have naturally thin corneas. For patients who want to have LASIK but has thin corneas, other refractive surgical techniques may be recommended.

  • You are currently pregnant or nursing. There’s a huge chance that your refractive error may fluctuate hence the need to wait until you’re done nursing or giving birth.

  • The degree of your refractive error may also influence whether or not you can have LASIK. Extremely high levels of refractive error may not be an ideal candidate for the surgery. The most common types of refractive error include nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism

Let us help you find out if LASIK is for you. If it isn’t, we can still help you find ways to correct your vision via other types of treatment approaches. Call us at 330-305-2200 to set up an appointment with our specialists in quality refractive, LASIK, lens implant, and cataract surgery. We look forward to your visit! .


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