Is LASIK Surgery Right for You?
posted: Aug. 09, 2021.
When you’re interested in correcting your vision with LASIK surgery, the eye professionals at Lewis County Eye & Vision, Inc. in Chehalis, WA can help. During a consultation, we can explain the surgery and determine whether or not you are a good candidate for LASIK. There are several factors we must consider to help us determine candidacy.
Who Is a Good LASIK Surgery Candidate?
LASIK is best for patients who:
- Are at least 18 years old
- Have no existing health issues or active eye diseases
- Do not take any medication that compromises the immune system
- Are not pregnant or nursing
- Have a healthy cornea and adequate corneal thickness
- Have at least 20/40 vision with glasses or contact lenses
- Have had a stable prescription for at least six months
Our optometrist will perform a comprehensive eye exam to make the best decision for each patient. Patients with astigmatism, nearsightedness, or farsightedness can all benefit from LASIK in Chehalis. Those with cataracts or glaucoma are not good candidates.
LASIK Eye Exam
Our optometrist will first ask you questions about your medical and eye health history. We will want to know why you want to get LASIK surgery, the medications you are taking, and your history of vision problems. We may perform different tests to help us determine your eligibility, including pupil testing, dry eye testing, corneal topography, keratometry, or a wavefront analysis. If you are deemed a good candidate for LASIK, we will refer you to a top eye surgeon to perform the procedure.
Schedule a LASIK Consultation in Chehalis, WA
If you’re interested in learning more about LASIK surgery, schedule a consultation at Lewis County Eye & Vision, Inc. For more information on the benefits of LASIK eye surgery or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor, call us today at (360) 748-9228.